We will be posting frequent marriage enrichment exercises. We hope you take advantage of them.
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Becoming One is an ongoing offering for marriage enrichment. Each Becoming One presents a brief quotation or teaching on marriage along with an exercise or challenge [...]
“36 Things I Know After 36 Years of Marriage,” by Winifred M. Reilly
This is an outstanding article on marriage. Though it is not written from an Orthodox perspective, or even a Christian perspective, many insightful "truths" about [...]
“Masters of Love,” by Emily Esfahani Smith
In this article, the author utilizes some of the basic principles espoused by John Gottman, a well-respected marriage expert to describe key elements for a lasting, life-giving marriage. Not surprisingly, the author claims that these necessary elements are kindness and generosity. The author beautifully explains practical, daily ways to exercise kindness and generosity toward our spouse, stretching the reader's understanding of these two, necessary elements of a healthy marriage.
The Practice of Forgiveness
My husband and I recently returned from a pilgrimage to holy sites in northern Greece. During this trip, the men in the group spent some [...]
Practicing Humility in Marriage
Humility is a virtue that all Christians are called to live and practice; it is a hallmark of authentic Christian life. We find many references to humility in the Scriptures, the fathers and contemporary elders.
1 Peter 5:5 : Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”