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.

It's commitment.

Because love waxes and wanes like the moon.

But commitment keeps you together, till the brighter day around the corner.”

Building Great Marriages


“Show love to your spouse even if you don't ‘feel’ it. In time, feelings will follow obedient actions.”

Build Your Marriage


“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.”

The Couple Project


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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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