"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage!"
Newsletter and Updates #23 -- December 28, 2006www.StrengtheningMarriage.com
"Happily Marrieds" Needed!
How many truly happy, long-term married couples do you know? Research tells us that many young adults have lost faith in marriage. They are afraid that happiness and long-term marriage aren't even possible anymore. Not many are being taught how to create a strong marriage, and there are too few examples to show them that happiness in marriage IS possible. Dr. Greg Popcak suggests that it is up to the "happily marrieds" to remedy the situation:
"People who are
married have a two-fold obligation. First, they need to commit to
constantly working to make their marriage and family even stronger.
Second, they need to be willing to share their
positive, hopeful experience of marriage with others. Couples need to
overcome their fear of setting themselves up as an example. We need
examples. I think that married people standing around the water cooler
unnecessarily complaining about their spouse just to 'fit in' does
almost as much to undermine the culture of marriage as anything
else....If a couple or family needs help, then by all means get it, but
if you're happy in your marriage...the world needs to hear from you." (Excerpted
with Greg Popcak.)
Over 50 couples will be joining us this coming February for fun in the sun on the 2nd annual Cruise Planners Couples' Valentine's Cruise. This cruise filled up even more quickly this year than last, so be sure to reserve your spot soon if you plan to join us in '08.
In 2008 (Feb. 23 - Mar. 1) we'll set sail aboard the Crown Princess to the Southern Caribbean ports of Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Tortola and St. Thomas for our 3rd annual Couples' Valentine's Cruise. You can reserve your cabin today with only a $250 deposit per person. Cabin prices begin at $817. Contact Vickie or Amber at Cruise Planners for more information (866) 446-4218.
Plan now to make this a special
2008 Valentine's gift for your sweetheart! We'd love to have you join
us. You'll have the time of your life!!!
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! Give just the right gift of love with the "LOVE 101--Learning to Love More Meaningfully" talk on CD. You'll learn how to effectively fulfill each other's individual needs for love. Make it a date night to listen to this 40 minute talk together, and see how you can lift your love and happiness in marriage to new heights!
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In our last e-newsletter
the "Unspoken Sexual Contract in Marriage" brought up
a lot of strong feelings. (Click here to review Newsletter #22
.) There are always two sides to every story--each with valid concerns
and challenges. As we share a few of the comments we've received, we
wish to highlight the fact that we can only directly change ourselves,
and that we must focus on what WE can do to improve a situation--NOT on
what we wish our spouse would change.
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