Assumptions cause more conflict in marriage than what most of us realize. In this video, Mark and Jill share a hilarious story of assumption and give a strategic tip on how to stop making assumptions!

AUDIO:

 

TRANSCRIPT:

The-Slow-Fade-of-Assumptions.pdf

Talk About It

In what areas of our marriage are assumptions doing damage?

Is there anything you’re having thoughts about where you need to ask your thoughts? (Hint: look for places where you’re saying in your head “I think he thinks…” or “I think she thinks…”)

Think About It

In what parts of my life, am I making assumptions? (marriage, as a parent, work, church, etc?)

What is one assumption I’m making where I need to ask my thoughts?

Notes and Quotes

  • Assumptions fill in gaps of information incorrectly.
  • Assumptions assign meaning that’s often not accurate.
  • When we assume, we interact with the other person as if our assumption is true.
  • If you want to stop assuming, you have to start asking your thoughts.