02-15-15 - Happily Ever After?: The Greatest Tension in Marriage

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Before we got married we had a box of desires, yet the reality looks very different.
The tension comes in the discrepancy between our expectations and reality.

How do we often manage this tension?
We transfer our desires into expectations.
This creates a debt/debtor relationship.  (“You owe me.”)

How should we manage this tension?  
Exchange our expectations for God's expectations.
 

God expects our Agape Love to be:  
Patient
Kind
To rejoice in the truth


The promised reality of this kind of love: 
It always protects
t always trusts
t always hopes
It always endures

Love never fails