A Candid Conversation on Marriage & How to Better Affair Proof Yours!
Marriage! We’re talking about marriage today! I know this episode is going to be such an incredible blessing to you! My lovely guest Jill Savage is sharing from her new book, No More Perfect Marriages. She gets very vulnerable and talks about her husband’s infidelity and how that impacted their family. I know you will be encouraged as she shares very practical advice about how you can work to affair proof your own marriage by being more aware of the “slow fades” that you may have.
I can’t wait for you to listen in.
In This Episode…
In this episode, Jill is sharing some amazing insight on marriage. She and her husband Mark wrote a blog series called “No More Perfect Marriages,” which tells of the story of their marriage going through a horrendous crisis. God asked them to share their story, which is where their book No More Perfect Marriages was designed. Their story is ultimately a story written for every marriage, in any stage.
I hope you will be encouraged with every episode of this podcast…starting with this one!
Highlights from This Show…
- Why we often enter into marriage with an unrealistic expectations of the “perfect marriage” and how we often handle it.
- How society influences us and we play the comparison game to our life.
- The new book is based on the insides of the Savage’s very real marriage.
- The meaning of the “Perfection Infection”
- Jill talks about how despite doing everything right, infidelity still became apart of their story.
- Jill shares her biggest affair proofing tip for marriage and the slow fade of minimizing.
- What is the “Naked Email Challenge?” and what it has been renamed to.
- Jill will be speaking at Hearts at Home this year!
- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It’s a great way to keep in touch…and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join!
— Don’t forget to listen to the other fabulous guests I’ve had on the podcast. Just go to my Simply Joyful Podcast main page and pick a topic or speaker…or just listen to them all.
Words to Remember…
Here are a few fun quotes from this episode. Please feel free to “click to tweet” or share the images on social media.
“Marriage is hard work. There are hard days, hard years, and hard times.” — Kristi Clover“Every married couple is wonderfully incompatible. You need to know that going into marriage.” – Jill Savage
“Most of us don’t expect ourselves, husbands, or our kids to be perfect. But the truth is, when imperfect shows up, we don’t handle it very well.” — Jill Savage
“We were doing all the right things: date nights, speaking each others love languages, being intentional about time with each other. So, how did infidelity become apart of our story?” — Jill Savage
“When we put our guards down and allow little nagging things pull us away, Satan will jump on that opportunity, because he is opportunistic!” — Kristi Clover
“If we rise above and treat others better than they treat us and depend on God to do that, it is an “unhuman-able” experience!” — Jill Savage
Songs & Scripture Mentioned…
“Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns
“Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns
…& Yes! “Stop! Look! & Listen!” is an Elvis song! Ha!
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” (Romans 12:9-18)
Connect with Jill…
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of eleven books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…!Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, No More Perfect Kids, the bestselling release No More Perfect Moms, Better Together, and No More Perfect Marriages. Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, Huffington Post, and Family Life Today, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages women. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, two who are married, two granddaughters and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois. You can find Jill online at www.jillsavage.org. Check out more of Jill’s books HERE on Amazon.
(This podcast is by Kristi Clover. Discovered by e2 media network and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not e2 media network, and audio is streamed directly from their servers.)