Better Together: Be One, Then Happiness Will Find You.

Welcome to Better Together. The newsletter focused on showing you how amazing your marriage can be, and trying to help you get there. Each week we give you a brief glimpse into our lives and three potentially life-changing ideas to help you become a better partner. We hope that you will find this newsletter inspirational and practical.

We believe that “close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.” [1] We believe that by strengthening marriages, and families, we can improve the world at large.

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1. the Grant Study, a 75-year-long Harvard research project on human development

From Our Lives

We are working on creating a new tradition in our family. A family movie night. We started it over spring break earlier this year, our children really enjoyed it, and so we have tried to do it monthly since then.

We find a movie we think everyone will enjoy. Prepare some snacks. And then we all enjoy a movie and each other’s company.

Our latest movie was Pixar’s “Soul”. It was a great movie (although maybe aimed at a little older crowd than a traditional animated movie). Then while we watched we ate pumpkin pie and sliced up apples.

Creating family traditions is a powerful tool for bringing the family together. Especially if you can have fun doing it.

What We Have Been Reading

“If you can’t express your triggers and upset, your relationship will sink, guaranteed.”

“Two people MUST be able to receive each others feelings, emotions, and thoughts about what’s working and not working in the relationship.”

“This is called COLLABORATION.”

“You can’t be inside of a successful relationship if you’re not allowed to express yourself and your truth.”

“I’m not talking about spraying people with disrespect, shaming, abusive comments. I’m talking about the basic communication of our inner life.”

“Find people who are willing to learn how to be with your triggers and receive your upset and pain.”

— Jayson Gaddis

“Many marriages start off wrong from the beginning because they start with happiness as the goal. God did not create happiness as the goal of marriage, happiness is just a benefit. Oneness is the goal of marriage.”

— Trey and Lea Morgan

“When in doubt, just say thank you. There is no downside. Are you honestly worried about showing too much gratitude to the people in your life?”

— James Clear

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Written and published by Nathan & Kelli.

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The purpose of “The Couple Project” is to learn more about what makes a strong marriage or relationship. We share what we are learning, which ideas we are trying, and which ideas helped improve our relationship. We realize not everything that works for us will work for you, but we still hope you will find our journey valuable.

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