Family and Faith Magazine August-September 2015 - Page 23

JOEL » What do you like most about Samora? Most? I have no idea! They’re too many choices. As our lives have changed, I’ve seen so many new things emerge in her that I admire and appreciate. But perhaps that’s it. I love the fact that she’s graciously adapting to new situations and new challenges in our lives. » How has your friendship with her improved your life? I feel at home in our relationship. I need that stability and comfort. I feel encouraged without feeling pressured, and challenged without feeling nitpicked. That gives me grace to continue to seek to grow and improve and to pour myself into our family and many other pursuits. » What are some of the best conflict resolution habits in your marriage? Prompt apology and communication of forgiveness. In the midst of talking through a problem I usually don’t feel great about the situation or Sam. But I’ve realized that I can communicate forgiveness or apologise before the irritation subsides, and that helps us to get past the conflict. SAMORA ✽ What do you like most about Joel? It’s easy to live with and love Joel because he doesn’t have a list of demands that must be constantly fulfilled in order to keep him satisfied. He has truly been able to accept me (and us) now, while challenging me (and us) to grow and change to become better. ✽ How has your friendship with him improved your life? HE SAID: SHE SAID SPECIAL Joel’s friendship has allowed me to grow as a person without feeling either the constant sting of criticism or carefree passivity. He’s been patient; challenging me about the things he believes I need to change but with an assurance of his constant love. ✽ What are some of the best conflict resolution habits in your marriage? The most important habit that I believe we've developed is apologizing when we know we are wrong. The battle for being right is real and oftentimes arguments come down to proving that my perspective is better, even perfect! Apologising when wrong keeps me humble and reminds me that I’m imperfect. “ I feel at home in our relationship. I need that stability and comfort. ” MAKE WAY FOR THE CIAZ. LOADED WITH A VARIETY OF UTILITY SPACE, COMFORT FEATURES AND A HIGH CAPACITY TRUNK SPACE. JAMAICA’S #1 WARRANTY 5 YRS / 100,000km FREE ALARM Installed on delivery FREE GAS Fill-up on delivery FREE TINT Llumar® Tint ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 3 YRS Activated on delivery In-House Financing familyandfaithmagazine.com 23 491/2 South Camp Road, Kgn 4 TEL: 928.5041-7 FAX: 759.7157 www.suzukijamaica.com SuzukiJamaica #WayofLife