Better Together: Gaining Knowledge — Together
Welcome to Better Together. The newsletter that believes your marriage can be amazing. We hope that you will find this newsletter inspirational and practical.
“Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.” (The Grant Study, a 75-year-long Harvard research project on human development.)
From Our Lives
We just finished reading “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts”, by Annie Duke.
Reading books together (at the same time, not physically together) is one of the ways we learn more about each other.
As we read we highlight passages we feel are interesting or important. Then we share these passages with each other, explaining why we highlighted that passage.
Reading books together helps remind us that we both see the world differently. For example, we can both highlight the exact same passage, but understand it completely differently.
Discussing books together helps us both understand each other (and ourselves) a little better.
Take opportunities to grow with your spouse. 10, 20, 50 years from now, you want to have grown together, not apart.
What We Have Been Reading
“The backbone of your relationship is not love.
Because love waxes and wanes like the moon.
But commitment keeps you together, till the brighter day around the corner.”
“Show love to your spouse even if you don't ‘feel’ it. In time, feelings will follow obedient actions.”
“Keep your priorities straight.
Your marriage comes first. Your children come second. (Obviously within reason…)
Your children will be better off inside a strong and secure marriage.”
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Now, go give your spouse a hug and tell them you love them!
Written and published by Nathan & Kelli.