Family Strengths – Identifying Your Family’s Strengths

All families have strengths. What are yours? Complete the "Discovering Our Family Strengths" chart to identify your own family's strengths and areas you'd like to grow stronger. Each family member eight years of age and older should complete the chart. This way you can get a better picture of how each family member views the family. After you have completed the chart, notice where your family agrees on strengths. These are your family strengths. Also notice where family members rate stren...
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Creating Shared Meaning

Culture is not limited to countries or nations. Even two people who share a life together can create their own culture. They can have customs, traditions, stories, and beliefs that bind them and give meaning to their life together. As John Gottman says, "Marriage isn't just about raising kids, splitting chores, and making love. It can also have a spiritual dimension that has to do with creating an inner life together-a culture rich with symbols and rituals, and an appreciation for your ro...
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