Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 072: Marriage, Ministry, and Leadership

Welcome to Episode 72 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Today we will be talking about the difficulties of marriage in ministry and leadership, and how you can protect and grow your marriage while being in a leadership role.

Takeaways for leaders…

Ask yourself, “Where do you want to end up?”
Map a desire in your hearts of what you want your marriage to look like. Make the vision today so that you can begin to plant seeds for the harvest in the future.

How do you create values for your marriage? 
Look at marriages you hope to someday have and observe what those couples are doing. 
Use your failures as leverage to strengthen your bond. 
Put up safeguards to protect your integrity and guard your hearts. 
Observe your own heart and baggage and recognize how that affects your marriage.

Principles of marriage in ministry:
Be the same at home as you are in public. 
Create an atmosphere of honesty in your home.
Become openly broken to your spouse. 
Make prayer a priority. Prayer develops intimacy.

Quotes from this episode...

“Where do you want to end up? Nobody ends up anywhere on accident.”

“If you want to end up somewhere others are, you’re stupid not to ask questions of how they got there.”

“Never separate church and family.”

“Create an atmosphere of honesty in your home.”

“It’s tough to go to bed mad at your spouse when you make nightly prayer regular.”

“When you think something good, say it.”

“Ask yourself: are you rebuking and critiquing more, or affirming more?”

“You will not get where you want to go in your marriage through a life of critiquing.”