Wow, this week’s Dive Deep is such a treat! Join in on the conversation as we chat with Jill Rosenau, a certified life and weight loss coach whose journey of losing over 150 pounds in 2 years taught her just how much changing her thinking could change her life AND marriage!

AUDIO:

TRANSCRIPT: Dive-Deep-with-Jill-Rosenau.pdf

Talk About It:

What areas are we constantly getting into conflict about? How can we change the way we handle this to reflect grace instead of frustration?

What do we want our marriage to look like in the future? What do we want to build together, and how can we start working towards that today?

Think About It:

Jill spoke about our tendency to create our own marriage manual that lists what our spouse should do to make us happy. Am I placing unfair or demanding expectations on my spouse? Where do I need to adjust my expectations?

Are my thoughts towards my spouse primarily characterized by judgment or acceptance?

What do I turn to when I want to numb my emotions (food, pornography, social media, etc.)?

What practical steps do I need to take to deal with my thoughts and emotions in a healthy way instead of numbing them?

Notes and Quotes:

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV

How To Take Your Thoughts Captive

  1. AWARENESS: Take about 2-5 minutes to write down your thoughts without judgment. Ask yourself: What am I thinking about my spouse? What am I thinking about this situation? What am I thinking about myself?
  2. ANALYSIS: Pick one thought at a time and analyze it. Ask: How is this thought serving me? Is this thought helping or hurting me, my spouse, or my situation? What feelings is this thought producing? Is this thought rooted in truth or lies?
  3. ACTION: Remember that you can change how you think and how you choose to respond. Eliminate thoughts that are negatively impacting your life and change harsh responses to grace-filled responses.