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#BISsisterhood Link-Up // EXPECTATIONS

#BISSISTERHOOD expectations

Today we are talking about EXPECTATIONS.

Are the expectations you have placed in your life bringing you closer to Christ and your fellow man? Or are they creating a rigidness in your heart that makes it difficult to truly love? 

You can find all the themes here.

Welcome to the #BISsisterhood link-up. Every Thursday, we get together as one community to share our hearts. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Link-up a post that goes with the weekly theme.
  • Share your thoughts of the theme on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook using #BISsisterhood so we can see each other’s posts.
  • Comment below with your thoughts on the prompt.

Basically, let’s talk to each other. Remember to use #BISsisterhood so we can all communicate well with each other out in the social media world.

Here is the button to our link-up that you are more than welcome to place on your blog, share on your social media, and/or save for a rainy day.



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    Alex
    September 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

    This totally speaks to my heart!! I am currently in a relationship with a wonderful guy — our personality types are exactly opposite but we complement each other well. I am known for the bad habit of placing people on pedestals and being really disappointed when they don’t match up (myself included). I am currently trying to differentiate whether by boyfriend should be meeting the certain expectations I have for him (as all healthy relationships should have), or if they are just too high. For example, I have had a really hard week and he is really busy with work. He told me he would call me (this has happened before) and I was really looking forward to talking to him. He nonchalantly texted me in the evening with no mention of calling, which upset me. I feel like he should stick to his word and follow-through. I feel like this is a realistic expectation, but that my disappointment and hurt was an overreaction. What are your thoughts? Thank you!

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      Patrycia
      September 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I feel ya, sister! I have gone through the same, where a simple phone call was what I was looking forward to and then it didn’t happen. All of a sudden I’m bumming about it and would start mind games with myself and would turn it into a whole dramatic thing (basically pout about it, get upset, and then not say a single thing to (past) him and expect him to pick up on it. Dramatic, I know!). Long story short: Be forward with him and orally tell him that it means a lot to you when he does call (and that it hurts when he says he will but doesn’t!). I have SLOWLY learned that the majority of the time, you have to just be blunt about your needs and not assume that he should know this. What may seem obvious to you as a simple expectation in the relationship may be something he never even thought about because he just didn’t. Not sure if this helps, but I’ve found that being straightforward about my needs/expectations has saved a lot of unnecessary emotional stress! 🙂

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