Kindness (along with emotional stability) is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage according to Gottman’s Research. Kindness makes each partner feel cared for, understood, and validated—loved. The more we are kind to our loved ones the easier it becomes to be kinder to ourselves. Practicing kindness rarely ever goes wrong. Especially in those challenging moments of marriage and raising a family. Practicing kindness doesn’t solve problems but it makes them easier to solve.
KINDNESS VS APPRECIATION
KINDNESS: The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
APPRECIATION: Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
PUT INTO PRACTICE
Kindness is a verb. It’s action oriented. This week focus on one person to demonstrate kindness toward. An act of kindness can be something as small as …
Pausing on your device and looking at the person talking to you
An errand such as putting gas in their car
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, and pure, lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”-Philippians 4:8 NLT