On Wednesdays I post a practical wisdom thought or suggestion on Marriage, Parenting, or Life. An attitude of giving by both spouses is what permeates a happy, satisfying marriage. Developing the skill of giving in all facets of your marriage requires a labor of love on a daily basis. The flipside to giving is receiving and both spouses also need to receive in order to have a gratifying marriage.
A marriage will rarely be completely fulfilling if either spouse is only capable of giving but not able to receive or if either spouse refuses to give but only wants to receive. As with most areas of life and relationships, the essential key is balance where both spouses mutually give and receive.
TODAY: Sit down with your spouse and share marital areas where you want your spouse to give more as well as those marital aspects where you wish your spouse would be more open to receiving from you.
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