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Become famous! Get your name in “365 Ways to Enjoy Your Marriage”!

June 4th, 2012 6 comments

That’s the title of one of the Ruth Institute’s newest projects–and we need your help to make it happen!

Tell us how YOU keep your marriage fresh and exciting. Give us one or two sentences describing an action you do, or would like to do, to keep the love alive and going strong. For example: Read more…

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Elderly Couple Dies Holding Hands

April 4th, 2012 Comments off

Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, of Des Moines, Iowa, were married for 72 years. According to a local report, from high school onward they wanted to be together forever. On Earth, they got about as close to “forever” as any human couple could ask for, and last week they died an hour apart while holding hands with each other. Read more…

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The Secret to Long Marriage

March 28th, 2012 Comments off
People love the expression “All I ever needed to learn I learned in Kindergarten”. Frankly, I can’t remember a darn thing I learned in Kindergarten. But all I ever needed to learn about marriage I learned from watching my parents my whole life. They were married young (young by our standards today –21 and 25). They had a bunch of kids and they worked hard. It was the American Dream. I would say that it worked well. I don’t have any strong recollections of my parents fighting or yelling. So it made me wonder how did they do that? Read more…
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Does raising kids decrease marital happiness?

December 13th, 2011 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

In the last post on the new State of Our Unions (SOU) report from the National Marriage Project we read that “the benefits of generosity were particularly pronounced among couples with children”. Parents who were very generous with each other were more likely to be very happy as well. But there’s more. Generosity in having children is also part of the happiness equation. Read more…

San Diego’s First-Ever Catholic “Divorce Prevention” Workshop Jan 21

December 9th, 2011 Comments off

“I hope this will be a great success. It is certainly needed!”

~Bishop Cordileone 12/4/11~

Divorce Prevention 101:

Healing Hurts & Finding Love that Lasts!

 Several local parishes have decided it’s time to do something about the divorce rate within our Catholic community. And Bishop Cordileone agrees. In fact, you’ll see his full endorsement in the attached release… Read more…

Cheerful givers make a go of marriage

December 9th, 2011 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

An item about generosity in marriage is getting some play on the New York Times Well blog today. Tara Parker- Pope reports on the 2011 State of Our Unions report just out from the National Marriage Project.

Says the Times: Read more…

Lessons Learned From an Epic Marriage

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

By KATHERINE ROSMAN

An invaluable source of DIY marital therapy is spending a little time in the presence of what I classify as “epic marriages”—those whose length seems to have intensified not merely the love but the camaraderie between the husband and wife.

Tip #57 from “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage”

November 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Avoid making comparisons, even if you think they are accurate. Statements like, “I would never do a thing like that to you,” will not win you any points. Your spouse won’t believe you. Besides, you are not likely to be making sound judgements when your adrenalin is flowing. Read more…

How marriage is like baseball

October 16th, 2011 Comments off

from Rome Reports

 Click here to see the video.

If your marriage were a sport, which one would it be and why? It may seem like an odd question, but it definitely leads to interesting answers. In the video above people say:

Oh, what sport? Basketball. Read more…

Tip # 92 from “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: You can improve your marriage even if your spouse doesn’t change a bit”

October 5th, 2011 Comments off

Admit you were wrong. Owning up to your own imperfection allows you to be human. Your spouse has an opportunity to forgive you, and to connect with you, as one frail, fragile, imperfect, blundering human being to another. Read more…