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101 Tips for a Happier Marriage – book review

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Reviewed by Julie Dortch Cragin, wife, mother of six, manager of St. Mary’s Bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of Bless My Child, Jesus at My Side, and Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces.

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other
“The whole point of this book,” write its authors, “is that you can improve your marriage, even if your spouse doesn’t change a bit.” In a time when strong marriages seem to be an exception, couples young and old can benefit from learning ways to refresh their relationships and to bring joy back into their commitments. Remember that first year of married bliss? Wouldn’t we all like that year to last a lifetime? Read more…

A happy marriage is simple

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

BY TAMARA RAJAKARIAR

Is marriage on the horizon for you? Stop buying every self-help book you can find and there’s no need to look into a pre-nuptial agreement – because it’s simpler than you think.

According to Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher, who were married for an amazing 87 years, it’s not all that hard to make marriage last a lifetime. Here are my favourites from their tips on ensuring a successful marriage: Read more…

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage–a review

June 5th, 2014 Comments off

by Matt Archbold

Posted on Creative Minority Report on June 5, 2014.

I read 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other (Ave Maria Press), by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes.

I posted something about this on Facebook a while ago but now I’m telling you. It’s not a book that works to defend marriage as an institution. It’s a book to help you make your marriage happier. Read more…

Tip #88 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

Extend yourself in an open-ended way, as in, “How can I help?” If you just blunder ahead and solve the problem, your spouse may feel you don’t respect his or her ability to solve it.

Plus, you’ll take away the satisfaction your spouse will receive from having solved the issue on his or her own. The self-confidence gained in a situation such as this may be a necessary tool in completing larger, more difficult tasks. Allow your spouse this opportunity to grow.

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How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

April 25th, 2014 Comments off
By Ashley Crouch, international speaker, writer, creative media strategy consultant; and Joanna Hyatt, international speaker on dating, relationships and sex, and author, The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents

This article was first published April 23, 2014, at huffingtonpost.com.

It has been a been a roller coaster month of romantic headlines, from conscious uncoupling to Dancing With the Stars’ crowd-favorite, “Disney Night.” Watching the night of dancing princesses vaguely reminded us of our childhood hopes for a romantic fairytale ending with a perfect other half. Yet, facing the contrast between young dreams and the reality of another broken marriage was a harsh wake-up call. Let’s face it; navigating the path to romance often ends in hotel heartbreak. Why might this be? Read more…

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…

CELEBRATE NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK WITH SEVEN TIPS FOR A HAPPIER MARRIAGE

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…