What to learn:

Habits, the little things that you do over and over are important. Good habits can strengthen your marriage. How do you choose the most important habits so that your marriage can be happy? Dr. Jim Healy, who has been studying the psychology of well–being for many years, talks about how forming habits around the communication themes of thanksgiving, petition, contrition, and praise can make your marriage happy.

Questions for Discussion

  • How is the Kingdom of God like a happily married couple?
  • What’s an example of a ritual you’ve used in your life? How did this help you or did it help?
  • What is one thing that you admire about your spouse and that you can praise them for?
  • Which type of prayer: thanksgiving, petition, contrition, or praise are you most comfortable using?