Relationship training starts before marriage. That starts now. I have been studying character, marriage, growth, etc. for a long time now. Still, I’m surrounded by books like Grit by Angela Duckworth, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self To Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, the Respect Dare by Nina Roesner, and the list goes on. I dream about being the best I can be. I dream about being the woman that God intends for me to be. I dream about making Him proud. I dream about hearing Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” To me, that means learning to produce fruits of the holy spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Many of the books I read help give me daily practical advice on how to best pursue those things.
Why this brief ramble? I wrote about reading “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage” by Mark Gungor. These are the thoughts that didn’t make it to my evaluation of the book. They weren’t really related, but I felt the need to share anyway.