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In This Issue

The Two Traits That Can Determine A Lasting Relationship!

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Read More 
Millennial Madness - Kids Without Marriage

The other day, something came across my newsfeed about Kourtney Kardashian's pregnancy style.

I'll hand it to her; she's a stylish pregnant lady. Read More  

So Which Generation Is "Screwed"?

The attitudes of millennials ­toward marriage are getting harder and harder to understand.This is a demographic whose economic prospects have never looked good.Read More  

Be Sure to Register for the Upcoming NARME Webinar on November 19th at 2:00pm - 3:30 pm EST!

Hear Galina Rhoades, Ph.D. share the findings of her research with Scott Stanley on  the impact of living together prior to marriage on couples mental health.Register Here 

 

 Webinar Objectives: 

  • Identify premarital romantic relationship experiences that predict later marital quality.
  • Highlight differences between men and women in the ways relationship experiences that predict later marital quality.
  • Discuss differences between those with and without a college degree in the ways relationship experiences that predict later marital quality.
  • Offer ways to integrate this research into relationship education programs.

 

Galena Rhoades, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. Her research is on romantic relationship development and functioning, and the related implications for children and adults.  Her research projects and collaborations include basic science studies on commitment, cohabitation, aggression, infidelity, family background, relationship processes and psychopathology, military families, and adolescent and child adjustment. Read More  

NARME Leadership Summit June 15-17, 2015!  
Leading the way for healthy relationship development, family formation, poverty prevention and child well-being.
 

 Mark your calendar now for the 2015 Leadership NARME Leadership Summit that will take place June 15-17th at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel!  You will find the hotel is spacious and modern and comfortable for gathering together during breaks. An onsite work out facility, indoor pool and spa can help you relax! The room rate of $129.00/night is really great and includes complimentary guest room WiFi.  If  you want to be an exhibitor, you will love the space we've got for you!  The line-up and Agenda is coming soon but be sure to save the date to be a part of this extraordinary event!

Is Marriage Success Stronger with Someone Your Own Age?

There are many predictors of the success of a marriage, among them the having of money, the having of children, and the length of time a couple spends dating before they tie the knot. Another big predictor, though, is age: The closer a couple is when it comes to their respective birth years, the greater their chances of avoiding divorce. Read More 

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Here is a marriage documentary, Happily Ever After, that you can watch online for free: http://vimeo.com/22979893
It features John Gottman and Stephanie Koontz among others and is under 60 minutes. Whenever/wherever you can get a Gottman refresher I suggest you take it -- his salt shaker metaphor, alone, is worth the time -- for Marriage Educators or for couples.  
- diane

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deannadavis427 posted: " Today is my 19th wedding anniversary. Not hardly long enough to understand very much of what it means to join my life and heart with another, and just long enough to get a glimpse of both how beautiful and heartbreaking the attempt can be. The thin"
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The Thing About Marriage Is…

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This is one of Jeff's favorite pictures of us - on our 15 year wedding anniversary. The adventure continues...

Today is my 19th wedding anniversary. Not hardly long enough to understand very much of what it means to join my life and heart with another, and just long enough to get a glimpse of both how beautiful and heartbreaking the attempt can be.

The thing about marriage is…no one comes into it with any idea of what they are doing. I realize now it is better that way for all involved. Nineteen years ago I thought marriage was about love. About companionship. About sex. About beginning a new family together. And it most certainly is all of that.

But…for some…those brave enough to make the attempt for something greater…who are hopefully surrounded by marriage mentors able to explain and model the process…or those who God pulls along kicking and screaming... (My category, by the way.)

Marriage can also about two broken people, being courageous enough to undress their broken souls in front of the other… in all its raw vulnerability, almost never at convenient times, usually in shockingly unpredictable ways… and asking to be loved…offering unconditional love to the other…the very things that broken souls struggle to do.

And along the way, if both husband and wife face their fear of rejection, of abandonment, of failure…if they decide to do the hard and at times terrifying heart work needed to repair the damage sin has done in their lives…if they decide to stay present both physically and emotionally, even when everything in them is leading them to retreat…they have a unique opportunity.

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And this is one of my favorite pictures of us two…taken before a flight I made to Oslo…so much symbolism here...

To experience healing. Growth. To develop hearts with greater capacity to love and receive love. To do this amazing thing where their lives become more intertwined and interdependent...yet at the same time they become more fully the individual God created them to be…cheering each other on in their journey, both from the sideline as a fan, and in the race a partner all at the same time.

And if they keep at it...one day...what began as two broken people uniting in their brokenness, has the potential to become two more whole people, enjoying the delightful and tender experience of loving and being loved by the more complete, more mature version of their spouse.  Because years into a marriage, one's husband or wife is both the same person they married, and also, the different person that their time together has helped craft. And as their bodies decline with age and the mileage of life, their hearts can come alive, enabling a togetherness and love that is unavailable... and honestly, unimaginable in their youthful brokenness.

This is how two become one. It is a longer, messier, and more gloriously wonderful journey than anyone could ever explain to another. Instead, it must be personally experienced through the years.

The thing about marriage is…it isn't what most people think it is. It can be more. Way more.

 

deannadavis427 | November 11, 2014 at 9:46 am | Categories: Love, Marriage, Relationships | URL: http://wp.me/pVnic-2iV

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