Simple things make a happy marriage

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.

It may be unpopular, but plenty of research indicates that the very best marriages rely not on equal division of household labor, female employment, or even, as some studies suggest, limiting how many children you have, but rather on plenty of plain, old-fashioned thoughtfulness and generosity.

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Recommended Resources
“Say I Love You” Couple Pillowcases
The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples
Sex, Marriage, and Family Life in John Calvin’s Geneva: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage (Religion, Marriage and Family Series): 1

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