Re: Do you go to church with your partner/spouse?
Dug and I grew up Catholic, and it has certainly influenced our thinking and our marriage. Many people think we are born again Christians, as we have several children and homeschool.
We do not go to church very often (maybe once every couple years). But as a couple, we have the same values and goals. We are family-focused people.
I look up to Dug, and that is really what gives him power in this marriage. If I did not genuinely respect him, he would not have that influence over me. He has my respect because he earns it, not because he is somehow entitled to it.
One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man