Real Love: Partners & Spouses

The winter holidays have now passed. You likely celebrated with a variety of family and friends, neighbors and strangers, all around you. You were busy. You were playing host and guest. You made the days special and you were exhausted. And, you likely had your partner, your spouse, your best friend there with you. Was time made to express your love for one another? If you weren’t able to share with one another, do you know you have REAL LOVE for one another?

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from her book Gift From the Sea, suggested,

“When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment…We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity–in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.”

Imagine the pattern you and your partner have in your days. Are you ships passing in the night, with little time to come to port at the same time? Are you so in tune that it is as if you are dancing a choreographed piece together, completely in sync? No matter where on the spectrum your relationship falls, you must put in the work for the well-being of that relationship.


Join us for our first meeting of 2018, Thursday the 4th of January, 9:30am at Grace Church on Day Road. We will explore potential barriers to real love in our primary relationships and skills we can develop to strengthen that relationship. There are several books that we will reference, including Real Love, Love Cycles, and Love 2.0 among other resources. Learn more about these books on our resource page. Bring a new neighbor or friend and we look forward to seeing you there.