Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Taking It Home: Humility

Affection Connection — Humility

Extend your exploration of humility by trying one or more of these activities on your own.

For Individuals: Reflecting on Expectations

Take some time to write individually, exploring the following questions:

  • When did I know I wanted a long-term commitment with my partner, and how did I know this?
  • What were my expectations of coupled life when I entered into the relationship?
  • Did my family, the media, or religious tradition shape my expectations?
  • How have my expectations changed after five years, ten years, and so on?

For Couples: Sharing Reflections

After each of you has completed the written reflection described above, share some of your thoughts with one another.

For Couples with Children: Talking about Humility

Talk with your children about humility and being humble. Have they heard of the words before? Can they give examples? Do they think it is all right to sometimes say "I don't know," "I was wrong," or "I'm sorry"?

For Couples with Children: How We Met

If you have not already done so, consider sharing your "How we met" story with your children. Allow them to ask questions.