Marriage Lessons from An Unlikely Source

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It has often been said that a wise man learns from his mistakes. It could be stated that a really wise man learns from the mistakes—and successes—of others.

Cohabitation (couples living together without being married) is on the rise. According to one recent study about one-half of U.S .college graduates and three-fourths of non-college grads cohabit prior to marriage. The rate has doubled in a generation.

Though this living arrangement is now considered “normal”, cohabiting couples usually do not end up marrying, ...

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Starting Marriage Out Right

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As the month draws to an end so does this series regarding dating, courtship, engagement and marriage. It reminds me of the young bride on her wedding day who told her mother, “I am at the end of my troubles!” Mother wisely responds, “Yes, but which end?”

If a couple got to know one another through “3-P” dating (planned, paid for and paired off), courted carefully and intentionally, and used their engagement period to establish practices and barriers commensurate with a ...

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Anxiously Engaged

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I would bet that at least 50 couples in our reading area got engaged in the past week. (I understand; I proposed to my wife on V-Day as well.) Even if you did not make or accept a proposal of everlasting love and commitment in the past week you can still listen in this week. I suspect you’re in for a few surprises.

Many men think of the engagement period as a simple formality, just a way to get a guy ...

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