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Episode #005 with Jill Savage
Marriage! We're talking about marriage today! It's perfect timing with Valentine's Day here. 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...and if you are listening on our release day….
Special Valentine's Day “Eve” Giveaway!…
Mark and Jill have a very special giveaway that is ends TONIGHT at midnight! If you buy there new book, No More Perfect Marriages, today, you can enter to win a Marriage Enrichment Weekend with Mark & Jill — including dinner at their home! How fun is that?! Be sure to purchase your book HERE — then head over to the giveaway page HERE to get signed up!
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!
— Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes.
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— Don't my first several episodes of the podcast. Make sure you head over to listen to my first episode (HERE) and my interviews with Tricia Goyer (HERE), Chrystal Hurst (HERE), & Pam Barnhill (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes!
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.
'We all deal with fades in our marriage...It's one centimeter at a time and we don't even realize it.' -- Jill SavageClick To Tweet
“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 SavageClick To Tweet
“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
'Satan is the real enemy. We often times see each other as the enemy and that's a dangerous place to be as well.' -- Jill SavageClick To Tweet
“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…
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”— 1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)
“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 (ESV)
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A Special Thanks to…
Rend Collective for allowing me to use their incredible song “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength.” This song has so much special meaning to me and it highlights the theme verse for my podcast — Nehemiah 8:10. Be sure to check out their music! They are such a fun band to listen to…and to see live.
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.
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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.
Blessings and joy,