If you want an increased connectedness with your partner and I would like to emphasize all that "partner" implies, I offer the following:
Be kind and courteous. We often treat strangers and acquaitences better than we do our spouses or family members. It does take some intentionality, but it is there that LOVE resides - giving up the demand for your immediate desires to be met immediately in deference to what your partner needs or desires! Thinking before we speak and act in order to avoid reactionary retaliation. Giving up the myth of fairness. In so doing, we love ourselves and promote the very human relationship that is of utmost priority and therefore; we enhance our spiritual relationship as well. So, be kind and courteous.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
1 Peter 3:8-9 Finally, all of you, live in harmoney with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
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