For the next few weeks on the podcast we are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages in the counseling room. We will be breaking them down starting with number 8 and working our way towards the number 1 marriage issue in 2019.
Today we are kicking off the series with talking about the 8th biggest issue in marriages this year which is: jealousy.
Jealousy puts a real strain on your marriage. When you have jealous feelings it affects you, your spouse, and your marriage. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about this issue and how to deal with it in a healthy way.
You may think jealousy isn’t a struggle for you, but there are some subtle ways this often plays out that doesn’t always get noticed and addressed.
“A lot of times jealousy can be tied to insecurity or discontentment.” - Christina
“Paul in the Bible is a great example of being content with whatever he had and whatever situation he was in.” - Dr. Kim
“You can get so consumed with jealousy that you neglect your marriage.” - Dr. Kim
“Jealousy affects your ability to be present in your marriage.” - Christina
“If you are willing to be honest with yourself and why you’re jealous, these jealous feelings can be an opportunity for God to grow and teach you.” - Christina
“You have to run your race, you can’t run someone else’s race.” - Christina
“If your spouse is struggling with jealousy, it gives you an opportunity to come alongside them and help them work through those feelings.” - Dr. Kim