The Institute for Marital healing is committed to the strengthening and healing of marriages through education, writing, conferences and the use of the media. We believe that in order to have a strong marriage spouses need to have healthy personalities. The major way in which one can develop a healthy personality is through growth in virtues. Therefore, after identifying major weaknesses in self-giving love, we regularly recommend the growth in a number of virtues. The new mental health field of positive psychology focuses on the area of growth in virtues in addressing cognitive, emotional and behavioral conflics. Dr. Fitzgibbons has made a contribution to this field by coauthoring a textbook on treating excessive anger in psychiatric disorders with Dr. Robert Enright of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for American Psychological Association Books, Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. In addition, we recommend, when appropriate, the beneficial role of the virtue of faith into the process of protecting and healing marriages and children.