Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Meaningful and Easy Wedding Gift

If you're looking for wedding gift ideas, 
I have a really nice one that can become part of family tradition
and promote a healthy relationship for the newly wedded couple.
It's a great item to go into the relationship toolbox when you're starting out.
Or anytime in the relationship, for that matter.

This idea isn't original to me - it comes it from }this book{ about improving your marriage.
I have a great marriage but we're always looking for ways to make it better.
Having a good marriage takes work, no matter how great your spouse is :o)

We put this gift together for my nephew and his lovely bride last summer ...

I love this idea as a wedding gift because in the midst of 
the china and crystal and sheets and mixers and romantic picnic baskets, 
it acknowledges that the couple is embarking on a building project that's sometimes not so easy.  
We're all going to disagree ... to argue ... to fight.  
That's communication that's a normal part of a growing relationship.  

This gift is restorative and makes a way to start back toward each other after a disagreement.
It's very simple to pull together ... it's just a glass!

Any glass will do, and you can go as simple or as fancy as you like.
It's the concept of how it's to be used that's profound.
Wrap up the glass, and accompany it with these words:

Effective communication between two people, especially when they're at odds with each other,
is an excellent tool to begin a marriage with.
But a gesture that means, "hey ... remember us?"
might be the most powerful tool in the whole box.

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

  1. It's just funny..and maybe fun too. Looks crazy but it's a gift.
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  2. Such a nice post. Thanks for sharing that.
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