The National Institute of Marriage has helpful tools to strengthen marriages. Below is today’s email as an example from NIM. Blessings for all your relationships, Judy
INSIGHTS FOR INTIMACY from the National Institute of Marriage
During a timeout, what does it look like to care for yourself? At NIM we suggest stepping through the 5 A’s of the Caring Cycle.
Aware – notice your personal alarm that signals a fear button was pushed.
Accept – the job to care for yourself and to understand your present experience.
Ask – God to bring perspective and understanding to the situation at hand.
Attend – by naming the fear, replace negative self-talk and mind reading with reminders of truth. Imagine what a best friend would share with you.
Act – with honor and integrity in a way that gives you the best opportunity to
experience what you want.