Science and Spirituality in Relationships: Insights from Bahá’í Teachings and John Gottman

This presentation explores the intersection of spirituality and science in understanding and nurturing relationships. Drawing on the Bahá’í book “Marriage: A Fortress of Well-Being” and the research of renowned psychologist John Gottman, the talk delves into how spiritual principles and scientific findings can collaboratively enhance marital well-being. The Bahá’í teachings emphasize the sacredness of marriage and the spiritual qualities that strengthen it, such as love, unity, and consultation. Complementing this, Gottman’s research provides practical, evidence-based strategies for maintaining healthy relationships, focusing on communication, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. Together, these perspectives offer a holistic approach to building resilient, harmonious relationships that thrive both spiritually and emotionally.