new era of marriage

The year of the Coronavirus crisis will usher in a new era of marriage. If you’ve been contemplating marriage, this is the time to act. If you’re already engaged and have plans disrupted by this national lockdown, don’t give up the ship. This disruption will make your pending marriage better, even if you have to…

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Coronavirus

The Coronavirus will pass. The lockdown will end. Life will go on. In the meantime, our lives have been upended more dramatically than by any event since World War II or 9/11. Here is a cross sections of infections across the country: Alabama 196 cases Illinois 105 North Carolina 311 Ohio 358 Texas 670 Wedding…

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advantages of marriage

The advantages of marriage are amazing. The public hasn’t caught on, though, according to this article in the Wall Street Journal: “Middle-class Americans are forsaking marriage amid financial insecurity, effectively making the institution more of a luxury good enjoyed by prosperous Americans.” According to the article, finances are the reason: “More couples are deciding to…

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crash wedding diet

Samantha Clowe went on a crash diet to prepare for her wedding day. She shed 52 pounds in eleven weeks, before dying from heart failure. Think twice before going on a crash diet for your wedding day. You face health risks if you try to lose too much too fast. Bridal publications make it hard…

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men's health

DJ Brian Anderson writes about a wide range of wedding-related subjects on this blog, with a special focus on details surrounding your reception and ceremony. We ran across an interesting article on men’s health by the Harvard Medical School (HMS) we thought you’d find interesting, because it’s about the health benefits of marriage. Marriage seems…

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Marriage makes you richer

Marriage makes you richer. No matter where you live, government data shows marriage is a good financial move. The Journal of Sociology explains: What impact do marriage and divorce have on wealth? US data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79), which tracks individuals in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, show that over…

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pre-marriage counseling

What does the Mayo Clinic and the Catholic Church have in common? They both recommend pre-marriage counseling before you get married. If you’re not religious, keep reading because this applies to you, too. Even Psychology Today says pre-marriage counseling is beneficial: “Studies reveal that premarital counseling is an effective tool to use as you begin…

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celebrity wedding crasher

Will it never end! The celebrity wedding crasher epidemic has reached a fevered pitch. Former presidents, country singers, actors, and comedians continue to barge into the wedding celebrations of unsuspecting couples. Will you be next? Tim McGraw seems like a nice, sensible country western singer. And yet watch how he sneaks onto the stage at…

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marriage reduces stress

Americans are stressed, according to the American Psychological Association. The good news is that marriage reduces stress by helping us cope better in tense situations. This is interesting stuff. Researchers in the Comparative Human Development department at the University of Chicago conducted a study on stress. Researchers tasked graduate students with playing a series of…

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traditional weddings

Tradition is the glue that holds our world together. Right? Wrong … at least according to modern couples who increasingly distance themselves from the customs that so defined traditional weddings. “Fiddler on the Roof” extolled the virtues of tradition The virtues of tradition are gloriously proclaimed in the classic song, “Tradition,” (above) which opens the…

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