43 minutes | Sep 14, 2017

Developing Friendship in our Marriage

Building Friendship in Our Marriage In this episode we discuss ways to develop friendship with our spouse by drawing upon principles 1-3 in John Gottman's book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. We share personal experiences as well as look at research about the importance of friendship in marriage. Listeners will be given concrete, practical ways to improve their marital friendship. Thanks for stopping by! Show Notes Rachel Talbot Graphic Design contact at: talbot.rw@gmail.com Gottman, J.M., & Silver, N. (2015). The seven principles for making marriage work: a practical guide from the country’s foremost relationship expert. New York: Harmony Books. **Specifically discussed principles 1-3 The Gottman Institute found at: https://www.gottman.com/ The Five Love Languages found at: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ Chapman, G. D. (2004). The five love languages: how to express heartfelt commitment to your mate. Chicago: Northfield Pub. Weird ways couples say I love you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJXzBX9VYQ It’s not about the nail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg Quote from Simply Luxurious Life: “Each and everyone of us, I believe, wants to feel special. Not necessarily special to everyone or a grand group, but to at least a handful of people who truly care as to how we are doing and would miss us terribly if we weren’t in their lives.” Found at: http://www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/why-not-make-someone-feel-special/
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