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.

Take some time with your spouse to read the article, and after you have read the article, consider the following questions:

  1. In what ways do I move “toward” my husband/wife on a regular basis?  How can I better move “toward” my husband/wife on a daily basis?
  2. In what ways am I generous toward my husband/wife?  How can I be more generous toward my husband/wife on a daily basis?