Marriage Prep: Prepare for Your Marriage, Not Just Your Wedding

Marriage Prep: Prepare for Your Marriage, Not Just Your Wedding

Most people get married to stay married. However, with fifty percent of first marriages and sixty-five percent of second marriages ending in divorce, it seems like a dicey proposition at best. The good news is that approximately two-thirds of divorces could be prevented with education and intervention. One of the absolute best ways to prevent divorce is to get that education and intervention as soon as possible—even before the problems arise.

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Marriage Prep: To the Parents and Grandparents of Young Married Couples

Marriage Prep: To the Parents and Grandparents of Young Married Couples

I recently attended one of the several bridal shows in the community. There was aisle after aisle of gorgeous displays with many excited young brides accompanied by their mothers, fiancés, sisters and friends. Every product and service you could imagine was available to help these wonderful couples prepare for a truly memorable wedding. In the midst of all this joy I wondered why there weren’t any services to help couples ensure that their marriages would last well beyond their wedding day to their golden anniversary. 

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Marriage Prep: What to Expect from Pre-Marital Work

Marriage Prep: What to Expect from Pre-Marital Work

What better wedding gift to give each other than to commit to enhancing your marriage by learning skills that will continue throughout the years to reinforce your love for each other? Couples want to give the best gifts: the gifts of knowledge, commitment, appreciation, communication and time together. However, as many a parent and grandparent are aware, many newly married couples do not have the skills and tools to take the love that initially led to their decision to marry into the long-haul daily practice of creating, maintaining and improving a lasting marriage.

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