There are lots of different tools couples need to keep a marriage happy, and dating is one of those tools for you to use and keep in your marriage toolbox.
A great point of reference in support of courting your spouse is a report released by The National Marriage Project titled, The report, published in 2012, points to some of the excellent benefits a couple can experience by continuing to date after they marry and point to the fact that “couple time” can lead to happier spouses partly because being one-on-one fosters increased levels of communication, sexual satisfaction, and commitment.
Born and raised in Southern California, Lisa suffered through the pain of being a divorced Catholic in the early 1990s.
After seven years of intense struggle, spiritual growth, personal triumphs, and finally remarriage in the church and the birth of three miracle children, her one desire was to help others who were suffering find hope and healing.
It’s important to be a couple in love, just as much as it is important to be a parent or employee.
I highly encourage you to read this informative report and give it some thought.
So, your big day is approaching fast and you’re excited and anticipating that first year of marriage together. Life gets tough and some days you might find yourself trying to remember what it was exactly that made you want to marry your spouse in the first place.
After the amazing honeymoon and life goes back to normal, you envision coming home in the evening to someone you can’t wait to be with, and waking up each morning knowing all you care about in the world is laying right next to you. The emotion of love fades and then love must become true love because it requires an act of the will to put your spouse first.
As idiosyncratic as romantic couples and their experiences are, scientists who study relationship processes are aware of questions that couples grapple with as they consider their future: When should a couple get married? Although their primary focus was the costs of a wedding, they included other factors predicting marital dissolution.
Compared to dating less than one year before a marriage proposal, dating one to two years significantly lower at any given time point.
A few of these benefits specifically discussed in the report are: The National Marriage Project Just think about all the stress a couple is likely to endure during marriage: Work-related stresses, financial stresses, frustration with in-laws, other family members or neighbors, job loss, medical or emotional problems, accidents, child-rearing, etc.