Posts Tagged ‘happy marriage’

Marriage advice from a divorcee

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

I realise that one might not think to get marriage advice from someone who just got divorced. However, upon reading this article, you might just change your mind. Gerald Rogers, upon the finalisation of his divorce, had 20 points worth of wisdom to dole out – in my mind, all things that help to keep the love young.

I’ve picked out my favourites and paraphrased them below: Read more…

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Tip #95 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

Be gracious when your spouse apologizes to you. “Thank you for your apology. I really appreciate you saying that to me.”

Doesn’t that come off even nicer than “Apology accepted”? And especially more than “See, I told you I was right!” Get in the habit of accepting others’ defeat graciously, as well as your own!

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Simple things make a happy marriage

February 24th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Want a happy marriage? Say ‘I love you’ ten times a week

A recent survey of 1,000 Americans on what makes for a happy marriage yielded some fairly predictable results.

Couples said that spending quality time together was key, as was “being able to have fun and having three shared interests and taking two holidays a year together.”  Couples also believed that kissing and telling their spouse “I love you” at least ten times a week was a crucial part of the marital glue. The happiest couples, the survey found, had sex at least three times a week. Read more…

5 Tips for a Happier Marriage

February 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Are you looking for a more joyful, peace-filled marriage? By making small changes in your habits, attitudes, and spirituality you can improve your relationships. Here are five simple ways for couples to grow closer to God and to each other: Read more…


February 7th, 2014 Comments off

National Marriage Week is celebrated February 7-14, the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. In celebration, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, and her co-author Betsy Kerekes, offer seven tips from their new book, “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other.” Read more…

Betsy Kerekes on “The Drew Mariani Show”

January 29th, 2014 Comments off

(January 28, 2014) Betsy Kerekes is Drew Mariani’s guest on his eponymous show, where they discussed marriage–how to have a better one, Ruth’s recent publication “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage,” and related questions. Order the book on Amazon, or check out the store at our website–it makes a great wedding gift.

Oh, and the conference Drew and Betsy mentioned? It’s called “Healing the 21st Century Family.” One day in Carlsbad, California, full of encouragement, healing, and inspiration–and not a polar vortex in sight. Check out our website for the details.

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage–another review

December 7th, 2013 Comments off

from Stuart’s Study

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage is a brief, but efficient book that provides the reader with 101 practical tips on a happy marriage. The tips are arranged thematically under headings such as “Adjust Your Attitude” or “Get It Done Without Drama.” I appreciate that as it makes for an easier and more systematic read. You might need a specific section of the book at a certain time, and you don’t want to spend an hour thumbing through the book to find the tip you are looking for. Read more…

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81 years married and loving it

December 2nd, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

Among all the doom and gloom about the state of marriage these days, it’s nice to celebrate a heart-warming story once in a while. Meet John and Ann Betar, who celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary last week – making them the longest-married couple in America. And how happy they look to still be together!

The video can do the talking, but here are some of their words of wisdom about keeping their love young: Read more…

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101 Tips For A Happier Marriage

November 30th, 2013 Comments off

from The Garden Window

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage by Jennifer Roback Morse & Betsy Kerekes
Published 28 October 2013 by Ave Maria Press
None of us have a perfect marriage; we are all flawed and imperfect people yet so many of us married couples seem to expect far higher standards from our spouses than we do from ourselves – me included!

This is a simple and short book of 101 effective tips on how to make your marriage stronger and both of you happier, by accepting that only God is perfect and that we all need to cut each other a little slack and communicate better. Marriage is good for us individually and collectively, as a couple, as a family and as a society and we should all be making every effort possible to support, help and encourage each other to make our marriages stronger. Read more…

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Spiritual Marriage Advice: Tips to Grow Closer to God and Each Other

November 25th, 2013 Comments off
November 5, 2013 By

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage The following tips about God and marriage are taken from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other, now available from Ave Maria Press. Each of them offers some brief spiritual marriage advice for couples to consider on their journey’s through life together. Read more…

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