Marriage Should Make You Happy (and other bad relationship advice) with Gary Thomas

In Advice and Encouragement, Marriage, Podcast by Debra Fileta

Marriage should make you happy. That’s the relationship advice we hear all the time. But is it even true?

How much weight do we need to put on our happiness? What is the secret ingredient to creating happiness in marriage? Does happiness create a good marriage, or does a good marriage create happiness?

And what happens when you’re not happy? Is it even realistic to say we’re going to be happy all the time in marriage? 

We need to take the time to evaluate this relationship advice, and make sure we’re questioning it and seeing it for what it’s worth.

Marriage Should Make You Happy — or Should It?

Today, my friend, pastor, and bestselling author of Sacred MarriageGary Thomas, helps me tackle this important bad relationship advice, because it’s advice that’s hurting many marriages. We’re going to take a look at both scripture and psychology and get to the root of this bad relationship advice, and offer you a BETTER perspective — a perspective that helps us look at holiness before we look at happiness.

Tune in now for today’s discussion!


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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, bestselling author, relationship expert, and founder of the Debra Fileta Counselors Network. She’s written six books including Choosing Marriage,True Love Dates, Love In Every Season,Are You Really OK?, Married Sexand RESET. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast answering listener questions about love, relationships, and mental and emotional health. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her or someone from her team today!