Do We Want To Legalize Same Sex Marriage? (December 2003)
This article features information about court involvement to legalize marriage. Richard Wilkins, a law professor at Brigham Young University is heading an roganization called Defend Marriage. He offers an online petition to give to Congress about a constitutional amendment specifiying that marriage is to between a man and a woman only.
Therapy May Be Hazardous To Your Marital Health (July 2003)
This article summarizes the thoughts of William Doherty on how people who enter individual counseling while experiencing marriage problems find the experience destabilizing for their marriage. One situation is when a person goes to marriage counseling and receives therapy from an untrained or ineffective counselor. Another situation arises when people with marriage probems seek individual therapy. The relationship lends itself to a one-sided perspective of the marriage without addressing the marriage from a systemic point of view.
Marriage Is In. Living Together Is Stupid! (February 1999)
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? "It is usually a good idea for a
couple to live together before getting married in order to find out whether they really
A Stupid Way To Begin A Marriage (August 1998)
Suppose I told you that a certain behavior, which you believe is a stepping stone to
marriage, actually results in only a slightly better than 50 percent chance of marriage.
Or that same behavior actually raises your chances of divorce by 50 percent. Be honest, if
you were interested in a successful marriage, you would have to admit that behavior is a
stupid thing to do. Right?
That behavior is cohabitation. Half of all young adults getting married have had a
living together ar ...
Teaching Children About Marriage (August 2008)
This article stress the importance of taking opportunities educate children about relationships, courtship and marriage and coaching them at critical moments during their teens and young adult years.
What Young Adults Need To Know About Marriage (November 2004)
This article highlights some of the research gathered by David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead at the Rutgers University National Marriage Project. They emphasize 10 key findings about courtship and marital relationships.
Marriage Anniversaries Deserve More Attention (November 2001)
This article highlights how more emphasis on the importance of celebrating wedding anniversaries and give practical tips on how to do it. This is based on the ideas of William J. Doherty, PhD of the University of Minnesota. He is the author of a recent book, "Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together In A World That Pulls Us Apart."
Qualities That Make Marriage Last (November 1999)
This article looks at seven qualities of resilience in the individual as described by Dr. Steve Wolin, M.D. and shows their application to enduring marriages. These seven qualities of resilience are morality/spirituality, independence, insight, initiative, humor creativity, and relationships.