chapter  20
7 Pages

The Beauty of a Butterfly

ByLori Marie Figueroa

Objective This exercise will help couples in therapy acknowledge opportunities for growth in their mar-

riage by looking at God’s intention for marriage as demonstrated in the Bible.

Rationale for Use This exercise is helpful for couples within their first five years of marriage who have diffi-

culty accepting challenging times. When a couple is dating, feelings of “butterflies in their stomachs” is a common description to illustrate the passion and new love in the air. The expectations each partner brings as he or she walks down the aisle can be similar but often are just as unique as each individual is. The idea of spending the rest of their lives together is majestic. Visions of butterflies freely flying through gardens symbolize a perception of love in its purest form.