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Where Did The Passion Go In The Marriage?

Have you ever noticed that fairy tales and romantic comedies typically end right when the couple gets together? Is it because it’s easier to say “happily ever after” than it is to show it? According to American and European researchers, “…ever after” isn’t that long at all. They tracked 1,761 people who got married and stayed together for 15 years. What they discovered was that newlywed bliss lasted for approximately two years. Two years of...

Child’s Marriage May Be Annulled

In Kuala Lumpur, the marriage between a thirteen-year-old girl and the forty-year-old man accused of raping her, has caused major controversy. Even though they had been having sex after their marriage, the court could annul it under Islamic Family Law in Sabah, citing the consent factor. Reportedly the girl’s father got the court to allow his daughter to marry forty-year-old Riduan Masmud, a restaurant manager, but the court would not give its consent to let...

Viagra vs. Divorce

If sex with your husband is nonexistent but your health insurance records indicate your spouse is taking erectile dysfunction pills like Viagra, chances are he may be cheating. On the other hand, if you can’t keep up in the bedroom since your husband started taking Viagra, you are also at risk. Many fifty and sixty something couples are discovering that “sex enhancing” drugs make them incompatible. In a USA Today article from March 2001, Karen...

Keeping the Spark in Your Long Term Marriage

When you first start dating there is non-stop kissing, texting, phone calls just to see how the other person is doing. But things can change 10 or 12 years later. Some couples that have been married for 10 to 15 years have even started taking separate vacations. Maybe it’s time to get back some of that earlier fire. Here are a few things longtime married couples can take from newly dating couples. 1. Holding hands: We...

Divorces Increase After Children Leave the Home

The Institute of Family Studies in Australia has discovered the risk of divorcing after the children leave the home has doubled in a generation. That’s usually after 20 years of marriage. The first 10 years of marriage continue to be the delicate period for most Australian couples, but the latest information points to the new “20-year itch.” The institute’s director Alan Hayes says couples are staying together until the kids leave home. The number of...

Traditional Gender Roles vs. Unconventional Marriage

Traditional gender roles are not the standard they once were. Just watch an episode of AMC’s hit show MAD MEN or any show on the classic TV networks. You’ll see a vast difference between the homes and workplaces of today and yesterday. But for all that has changed, some views on gender roles have remained the same. While going through divorce settlements, women who were the higher wage-earners have been more hesitant to pay spousal...

The Cost Of Being Right In A Divorce

In a divorce it is easy get so caught up that you can’t see the forest for the trees. Emotions are all over the place and you are determined to get everything you have coming to you (or keeping everything you deserve). But while your point may be valid, there is more at stake than just winning the war. You still have the rest of your life to consider. Now is the time to determine...

Marriage Diagnostic Check

A Marriage Diagnostic Check Just about everyone knows the statistics regarding divorce rates. Even still, you will be hard-pressed to find a couple that believes it will happen to them. So where’s the disconnection? Like everything from auto repair to healthcare, maintenance is key to proper performance. Here are some ways to troubleshoot. 1. Ignoring issues as a couple. Pretending there aren’t any issues in the relationship is not wise. Unexpressed feelings will start weighing on you....

Father’s Day Events

We’ve rounded up a variety of events for FATHER’S DAY. 1. CITY PARK JAZZ–FREE Tribute to Neil Bridge in City Park Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. 2. COLORADO ROCKIES VS. PHILLIES $4 TO $60 Coors Field at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013 3. FATHER’S DAY 5K RUN $30 TO $35 Apex Recreation Center, Arvada at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013 4. FATHER’S DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER $15 pp, Kiddos Under 4 are FREE Denver Firefighters Museum...

What’s Your Love Language?

The 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman If you haven’t heard of this book by now, I’m pretty surprised. Comically I have had this book for almost a year now and finally picked it up and read it cover to cover in one night. It’s a short read, about 200 pages, but I read it in one sitting because it was so intriguing. If you know nothing about the book, in brief as the title...

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