Better Together: Trust and Commitment.

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

This past weekend I drove our third oldest child to university. It’s a long trip, 12 hours each way. The fact that it’s across the mountains in the middle of the winter makes it even more stressful.

The last two times I made this trip I had Nathan at my side. We shared driving, helped keep each other awake, and just had fun being together.

Traveling without Nathan helped me appreciate how important it is to have someone to trust and rely on in life.

We have been through a lot together and I can’t imagine life without him at my side. I’m not perfect and I tend to make a lot of mistakes but he loves me anyway. I’m his helpmeet and he’s mine.

What We Have Been Reading

“Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right.”

— Haruki Murakami


“Slowing down enables you to act in a high quality way.
Kind rather than curt. Polished rather than sloppy.
It's hard to be thoughtful when you're in a rush.”

— James Clear


“Trust and commitment are built in your relationship every time you choose your partner. Build them by making the decision to have faith in each other, cherish one another, stay loyal to each other, and pledge to help your love grow.”

— Gottman institute


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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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