There's an old joke that one definition of insanity is "when you do the same thing over and over again but expect different results." And when it comes to marriage, America has been doing the same thing for decades but still getting bad results.
The facts show that depending upon factors such as age, education & income • The divorce rate for 1st marriages can exceed 70% • Our rate of marriage has dropped 50% in 40 years while cohabitation is skyrocketing • Fewer people are getting married now than ever • For the 1st time in U.S. history more of us are single than married!
If there was ever a time for a radical new approach to marriage, it's now. But when it comes to marriage... America has been "stuck on stupid" for decades. While all evidence points to the opposite, we still perpetuate the myth that all you need is love. Couples blindly walk down the aisle either choosing to ignore or simply not seeing that without doing SOMETHING different in building and sustaining their marriage, it is only a matter of time before they become emotionally and likely legally divorced.
The currently economic crisis is amplifying and accelerating marital problems as couples who never did the basics that any business would do... create a budget, end of fighting endlessly over money. And money is just one of many topics that couples (who only a few months or years earlier were IN LOVE) are now fighting about along with chores, kids, free time, sex, etc.
Think about it... the day a business opens its doors, the expectations are that year after year things will get better... more sales, more customers, more success. But when it comes to marriage most will agree and men will even admit (only to other men) that the wedding day may be "as good as it gets!" The expectations are downhill from the beginning. Everyone just assumes that there will be less sex, less fun, less intimacy, less of everything. But is does not have to be this way IF you are wiling to try something different and that is what Marriage Built to Last is all about... so let's talk!