An article on why marriages succeed from a biblical Christian perspective.
Stay Happily Married
We finally know what’s different about couples that stay happily married. It’s not that they are better matched, better looking, more in love or more passionate. It’s not that they have fewer differences or less to fight about. In fact, successful couples have the same number of
disagreements as couples who divorce. Even more interesting, research shows that all couples disagree about the same basic issues – money, kids, sex, housework, in-laws, and time. The difference between successful and unsuccessful couples is how they handle these differences.
Successful couples disagree in a way that makes their relationship stronger. They also have other skills, knowledge and attitudes that help them build and maintain happiness and satisfaction.
The good news is that anyone can learn to do it better and smarter.
Couples can unlearn the behaviors that destroy love and replace them with the behaviors
that keep love alive. Learning what to expect in marriage as you go through the
different and predictable stages plus the skills to manage the challenges along the way, gives couples confidence and a “can do” attitude – success breeds more success, marriage muscle builds more marriage muscle.
classes, weekend classes, and classes that meet one night a week for six or eight weeks.
Research shows that all couples need the same information and the same basic skills
which means couples can use the tools to build a good relationship from the ground up, to keep a good relationship healthy, or to rebuild a marriage or relationship that’s seriously in need of repair.