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Famous at Home

with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

198. Grieving What You Imagined

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Expectation is the root of disappointment. Even Proverbs says our heart grows sick when hope is delayed. But what happens when unmet expectations in relationships leave you disappointed? Sad? Angry?

In this episode, Josh and Christi share the importance of acknowledging what you lost and grieving well. This includes letting go of the ideal in your marriage, releasing parental agendas, and decreasing the pressure you put on yourself.

Here are some highlights:

* Until we learn to grieve and face the uncomfortable emotions, we struggle to feel the celebratory ones.* When we haven't allowed ourselves to grieve, we end up placing the burden of disappointment, anger, and fears onto our kids.* Loving God and others as ourselves frees us to give selflessly with no expectation of a return.* Recognize the grieving process is a journey and takes time. Give yourself grace.

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February 03, 2021
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Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, a company equipping leaders, corporations, and families in emotional intelligence and relational connection.

Josh and Christi host the Famous at Home podcast (amassing more than 2.5 million downloads), lead a yearlong coaching program called the Leader's Heart Cohort. They co-wrote three children’s books: What Am I Feeling?, What Do I Do with Worry? and What Do I Do with Anger? to help parents foster emotional awareness in kids.

Together, they also just released their latest book Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Putting Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention and Identity. Josh and Christi love adventuring and making memories with their three kids: Landon, Kennedy, and Micah.

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