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Want a Successful Marriage? More People at Your Wedding a Good Sign, Study Suggests
Successful marriages are linked to wedding size and premarital sexual relations, a new study from University of Virginia's National Marriage Project finds.
Those with happy marriages were more likely to have had a large number of guests at their wedding and have had fewer romantic relationships prior to getting married, according to the study, "Before 'I Do:' What Do Premarital Experiences Have to Do with Marital Quality Among Today's Young Adults?" by Galena K. Rhoades, research associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, and Scott M. Stanley, research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.
The researchers speculate that those with prior relationships have difficulties in marriage because they are able to compare their current spouse to previous partners, and devoting oneself to a single spouse may be more difficult...
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ...A study of relevant Scriptures reveals that the key to happiness in marriage is for both partners to be living in submission to the Holy Spirit. As the Spirit controls the life of each one, unity and harmony will characterize that relationship and take care of every problem in that marriage. Marriage problems are in reality the result of one or both partners not living in submission to the Holy Spirit of God....
In answer to "Want a Successful Marriage?", I would suggest that people go to the Bible and see what it has to say, cut through the psychobabble and ignore the advice of "christian" psychologists and counselors.