#2 How to Love Smarter

#2 How to Love Smarter WP

Is it possible to love smarter, not harder? We explore the SmartLoving framework of ‘Smart Loving’ and share our cheat sheet for winning in marriage.


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The Take Home

Build your relationship on a steady diet of affirmation with this simple daily exercise. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Self-esteem – Appreciation builds each other up.
  2. Gratitude – Encourages us to scan for the blessings, rather than the disappointments
  3. Love Smarter – Give each other feedback on how you like to be loved.

Daily Appreciation (1-2 minutes)

 At least once a day, tell each other one thing that you appreciate, find endearing or attractive about the other.

What I appreciated about you today is…

…followed by a short description of the impact on you.



Bless you!

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