Fruitful and faithful management perhaps best sums up what we mean when we talk about stewardship. In other words, a responsible steward is a fruitfully faithful and faithfully fruitful manager of resources. Time, finances, gifts, work, assets, education, and so forth. But we have found that most of our clients do not think of relationships with their spouses, children, employees, co-workers, co-religionists, communities, and so on, as resources or “things” to be stewarded. When they reflect upon it, however, they realize that their relationships are the most treasured things in their lives and most often what motivates them most deeply to be good financial stewards. By cultivating such a relational consciousness, our clients learn that stewardship is an ethic, or life practice, that embodies the responsible planning and management of all resources in life, including the most important resource dimension: their human relationships.