D&C 64:33 – Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
There is one covenant that is necessary to enter into the Celestial kingdom and that is Eternal Marriage. So with that in mind and taking in the above scripture there really is nothing more important then laying the foundation to an amazing marriage.
(My son and Daughter-inlaw)
The groundwork needs to be set for anything that is going to last. There are steps that need to be taken in laying any type of foundation. Some small and some big. It is the small things that can make a foundation crumble. So it is very important to find those little things and work on them.
One of the small things that can be done is Dr. Gottman’s idea of turning toward one another. I read the story about the lady who went on the week river trip with her husband and got bitten by bugs. My response was she is crazy. I think that we do need to turn towards our spouses but we also need to know our limits. If I had been that lady I would have been miserable and complained the whole time and then resented my husband for making me do that. In return my husband would never have asked me to do that. There are things that I love to do and things that my husband loves to do but that does not mean they are the same thing. We have decided that there is a time for us to do our own thing. However the rest of the time we are always finding things that we can do together and more important finding ways to serve each other.
Girls Camp something I love to do that my husband lets me have.