Gary Thomas wants to help married couples take their relationship to the next level by showing them how to support, adore, showcase and protect their spouse. Husbands and wives know they are supposed to love each other, but they don’t always like or appreciate each other; cherishing is aimed at reaching for that ideal where you genuinely enjoy your spouse. Cherishing is different from infatuation because you cherish someone even though you know all their faults and weaknesses. Gary described practical ways to cherish: by paying attention to your spouse, going to them first, supporting, encouraging rather than criticizing, and avoiding contempt. Cherishing is something we need to be intentional about doing, even if we do it imperfectly and the result will be a happier, more fulfilling relationship in marriage.