STABILITY The ability to have a safe, non-threatening and nondestructive relationship. Positive attitudes necessary to develop stability are humility and respect.
SECURITY The ability to have a committed, reliable, and responsible relationship that grows love and trust. In order to achieve security the couple must understand responsible giving and receiving, managing money, responsible parenting, deal with gender issues, and deal with sexual issues. Positive attitudes necessary to develop security are responsibility and reliability.
SINCERITY The ability to learn about yourself and achieve personal growth in the context of the marital relationship. In order to achieve sincerity the couple must focus on honestly evaluating one's growth potential, seek to fulfill goals and dreams, and be open and positive about personal changes necessary. Positive attitudes necessary to develop sincerity are sacrifice and teachability.
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