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Marriages Are Lasting Longer

By Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThere is good news on the marriage front. A new U.S. Census report shows that the number of long lasting marriages is up. People are staying together longer. The Washington Post studied the census report and offered some analysis.

“Three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a 10-year anniversary, according to census statistics reported Wednesday. That was a rise of three percentage points compared with couples who married in the early 1980s, when the nation’s divorce rate was at its highest.”

This is good news for families and especially good news for children who profit from strong and stable homes. Divorce is a reality and sometimes even a necessity but it always piles turmoil and upheaval upon all members of the family. Most would agree that the children are most vulnerable. Continue reading Marriages Are Lasting Longer

Love Locks

Here’s a cute story that I came across. It’s about a place in Serbia where young women take their romantic commitments very seriously. I’ll let you read the story and view the pictures about the Bridge of Love. I do wonder what would happen if people in our country tool love as seriously as these seem to. I think that instead of padlocks we use thread.

Smoothing the Edges: An Approach to Marital Peace

Life is a challenge. Married life is a big challenge. A man and a woman come together with lofty and noble intents. Surrounded by love they make long term commitments and set off on a journey of unity. For most, all goes very well, at least for the first several weeks. Then something doesn’t go as planned. Trouble brews and boils over into an argument. Suddenly a young couple is fighting. Now the true level of commitment is discovered. Some will run screaming from the marriage while others will stay and resolve the dispute.

Oddly, commitment in marriage really doesn’t mean anything until there is conflict. When things are good, no one wants to leave. Only when issues arise do people begin to think of leaving. Some have suggested that the key to a long marriage is the ability to resolve disputes effectively. Here are some suggestions.

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