Couples Staying Together

Are you and your spouse staying together “for the sake of the kids?” If so, then I’ve got some encouraging news for you.

Did you know that research has proven that couples who stay together for the sake of their children usually end up being happily married a few years down the road? They’ve found that if couples will just stick together and move through the rough times, their marriages usually become fulfilling and strong. They also found that people who get divorced because they’re unhappy, are likely to end up as unhappy divorced people—not to mention what it does to the kids.

The reason is pretty simple. The things that cause most conflicts in marriages—things like money, depression or even unfaithfulness—tend to ease with time. Situations change, and people change with them. Couples who stay together when times are tough almost always come out the other side stronger and more in love. Most say that their happiest years are when the kids get older and have families of their own. So don’t throw in the towel on your marriage too early.

More Tips

How can we really keep Christmas simple and not feel overwhelmed?
What can we do to create a time of joy, peace and genuine goodwill?
Here are a few ideas that can help.

With songs about Santa playing in the supermarket and advertisements pressuring us to spend more money, Christmas can become a little distorted.

Did you know that for many people the most depressing time of the year comes right after the holidays? We’re all so wrapped up in getting the house decorated and the presents bought that we don’t seem to have a minute to relax.

Getting kids to bed can often feel like pulling teeth. But not if you work at making bedtime special.

Before making a big decision, make sure it’s you making the decision, not your emotions.

Ever met a teenager just wired to achieve? Well, that doesn't happen by accident.

Ambitious teens usually come from households that put a high priority on goal setting.

Here’s a great game you can play with your spouse! It’s called, “Let’s see who can be the most courteous.”

It’s an easy game to learn, and you only need two players. All it takes to play is a little love and a lot of imagination.

Tired of diets that don't work? Why not blame your scales?

The best thing about marriage is also the worst thing about marriage!

It’s the middle of the night and you wake up in a cold sweat. Your heart is racing, and your mind frantically works to figure out what’s wrong. No, this isn’t a bad dream…you’re probably having a panic attack.

Pages