I thought she was not only pretty, but a neat person.” Taryn provided greater clarity to the
gradual process that occurred in their relationship when she said the following:
Just looking back through all those qualities that I had...
Oliver’s family moved across the country while he was growing up. His dad went to medical
school while him mom stayed home with him and his six siblings. Often his dad had to work
100 hour weeks while he was finishing his training...
stuff that they did. It’s just that they never quit on each other. That’s the way I want to
be and not have something come up and say I’m not dealing with that, I’ll go do
something else. Just like looking for a person to...
played an important role in Julia’s understanding of commitment. Trevor’s father worked in a
gold mine and hated the atmosphere there. Many of the workers would use the work computers
to look at pornography and were not respectful...
could diagnose it. So, I wasn’t afraid to get married. Some people say, “I don’t want to
get married because my parents got divorced.” I know what they did and I can see why it
went wrong, so I know…we will be fine.
Colin’s parent’s divorce made him realize that marriage is not always easy and that it takes work
to make a relationship strong. Colin believed that parents need to make time for their spouse,
especially when raising young...
Adam and Katie Williams realized the importance of learning from the mistakes of
others. Adam and Katie had been married for a little over a year and a half when this interview
took place. Adam understood that some relationships fail,...
Addison believed that Ethan would be there for her and was fully committed because they
planned for the future together. Talking about the future as a couple can assist the couple in
looking forward to the experiences to come.
Luke and Taryn Freeman felt like words of affirmation were important in their marriage
relationship. When Luke and Taryn tell each other how they feel about each other, their
commitment to each other is made stronger. Luke discussed...
of affirmation, such as talking and listening to one another, is also an important part of Luke and
Trevor and Julia Johnson felt that words of affirmation was important to both of them in
during marriage as well. This can create an atmosphere in a marriage relationship that can allow
personal and family goals to converge instead of diverge.
Personal definitions of commitment can be a driving force for couples in a...