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About iMarriage Study Guide

Until Expectations May You Part

Giddy with excitement and burning with love’s fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley ’s three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the “I’s” of marriage: “Keeping My ‘I’ On You,” “Putting Your ‘I’ Out,” and “It Takes Three.” Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesson your marriage won’t survive without.

Until Expectations Do Us Part

Standing at the altar we all had a picture of what our marriage would look like. The problem is this picture of marriage ends up as expectations that we unload on our spouse. The weight of these expectations will rob your marriage of love and joy. As a spouse you never feel like you measure up and you never feel like you are good enough.

So what are you to do with your expectations? You can’t deny them because most expectations started out as God-given desires. In this six-session companion study guide to the DVD, Andy Stanley explains that you must instead learn to transform your expectations and look to God if you are to experience marriage as it was designed.

This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions and application steps.

Story Behind the Book

Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand. As couples voiced their various marital struggles to him, the common root problem became undeniably clear. The “me” syndrome, or the “I” effect, was tearing apart husbands and wives who were once head-over-heels in love. To help couples step back from their immediate circumstances and realize the bigger picture, he preached a series called “iMarriage.” This DVD and study guide will empower couples everywhere to transform their marriages into the one God intends for them.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley
 
Communicator, author, and pastor ANDY STANLEY founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 70,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top ten most influential living pastors in America.
 
Andy holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including VisioneeringAsk It; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; and Next Generation Leader.
 
In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond the local Atlanta area. Nearly 1.5 million of Andy’s messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point’s website monthly.
 
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving him an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership. Currently, over five million episodes are consumed each month through television and podcasts, underscoring Stanley’s impact not only as a communicator but also as an influencer of culture.
 
Nothing is as personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which he has pursued for over two decades at leadership events around the worchald. In high demand, he speaks to nearly 200,000 people at various annual events before audiences of both church and organizational leaders, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, Exchange, and the WCA Global Leadership Summit.
 
“I cannot fill their cups,” he often says of the opportunity to impact leaders in business and in ministry, “but I have a responsibility to empty mine.”
 
Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

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112 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Apr 14, 2010

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