Our Topic – The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse
Hippocrates defined the four temperaments hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, classifying a pattern of personal inclinations as choleric, sanguine, melancholic and phlegmatic. Now, modern Christians can use that ancient knowledge coupled with Christ's call to perfection in understanding themselves, their spouses, and their unique path to holiness. In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments — the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us — so critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it’s only through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls us in the sacrament. Art and Laraine Bennett join us to discuss the temperaments God gave us.