Category: Relationship


In a study from one of our favorite marriage data resources, state of our unions, we see the top 5 predictors of marital satisfaction and divorce proneness.

The Top Five Indicators Of Marital Satisfaction and Divorce Proneness Among Married Mothers and Fathers

In the Survey of Marital Generosity, the following factors are the best predictors of marital happiness and of not being prone to separation or divorce among today’s husbands and wives (aged 18–46) who have children in the home.

Wives

“Very Happy” in Marriage:

  1. Above-average sexual satisfaction
  2. Above-average commitment
  3. Above-average generosity to husband
  4. Above-average attitude toward raising children
  5. Above-average social support

Not Prone to Separation or Divorce:

  1. Above-average commitment
  2. Above-average sexual satisfaction
  3. Both spouses have above-average marital spirituality
    e.g., report God is at the center of their marriage)
  4. Above-average social support
  5. Wife has above-average marital spirituality

Husbands

“Very Happy” in Marriage:

  1. Above-average sexual satisfaction
  2. Above-average commitment
  3. Above-average generosity to wife
  4. Above-average attitude toward raising children
  5. Both spouses have above-average marital spirituality

Not Prone to Separation or Divorce:

  1. Above-average commitment
  2. Above-average sexual satisfaction
  3. Both spouses have above-average marital spirituality
  4. Both spouses attend religious services weekly or more often
  5. Above-average generosity to wife

First off, Tracy and I would like to thank Family Life and Premier Christian Cruises for inviting us to join them for this innagural event. We can’t praise the leadership teams enough for the planning and effort that it took to produce such an incredible, and meaningful, week!

Secondly, you are going to want to be on the next one! The speakers on the cruise were all excellent. Each message was relavent and made a significant impact toward building a healthy and sustainable marriage. The music, comedy and other entertainment was of the highest quality!

We got a sneak peek of the ship, ports and some of the artists for next year…, wow! Count on Tracy and me to be encouraging every couple that we know to attend. Check out the video from this years cruise with video host Memphis Jones. Watch for Tracy dancing with Memphis!

While a pretty strong statement, this particular blogger offers that it is possible for dancing to…  Fix your marriage!

Here are a couple of thoughtful and informative pieces on the benefits of ballroom dance.  How have you benefitted from ballroom dance?  Comments are open…, we’d like to hear from you! 

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