Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Linda's Corner - Dealing with suffering and expectation gap with Jim Barnard

December 02, 2022 Linda Bjork/Jim Barnard, the "suffering guy" Season 3 Episode 96
Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - Dealing with suffering and expectation gap with Jim Barnard
Show Notes

Welcome to Linda’s Corner.  In this episode Jim Barnard, the "suffering guy," talks about the disappointment of expectation gap  when your life isn't going the way you hoped or expected things to go.  Jim is a pastor,  the founder of Tiller Coaching, and the author of “The Suffering Guy.”  You can reach Jim at his website thesufferingguy.com.

Some of the highlights Jim shares:
His story of being married only three months when his wife began showing symptoms of a rare chronic illness which deteriorates her digestive system making it impossible to eat
What is an "expectation gap" and how do we deal with it?
What do we deal with things when we can't "fix it"
Some commons coping behaviors that lead to addiction and self destruction
How can we see God in our lives when we're experiencing suffering?
Marriage.  Illness.  Commitment.
Keeping a sense of humor despite suffering?
And more

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