Last Saturday evening, my wife Nancy and I were at our parish’s monthly Marriage on Tap event–cocktails, dinner, a speaker and some topical conversation–which featured Dr. Tim Heck, a Catholic marriage counselor practicing here in Indianapolis, speaking on John Gottman’s theme about Marriage Masters and Marriage Disasters. Another thoroughly enjoyable evening spent with parishioners from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel celebrating the many gifts of sacramental marriage.
After Tim’s talk, Denise McGonigal, our Director of Adult Religious Education, passed out a set of questions entitled Do You Know Your Spouse? We do this type of exercise every so often, primarily because it is a source of laughter and fun among the people at the dinner tables. Nancy and I have given several talks at our annual marriage retreat on the subject of temperament, and like to think we know each other fairly well.
Anyway, question #7 follows: “Complete this sentence: It must be true that opposites attract because my spouse and I are total opposites when it comes to _____________”
Before I disclose our answers, I’m just going to say that when I’m right, I’m right. It doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does, it’s memorable.
I filled in the blank with the word “everything.” Nancy filled in the blank with the word “nothing.”
Wait for it…
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