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13 Simple Tricks To A Long And Happy Marriage

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It’s no secret that marriage takes work. After all, we’re only human, and humans make mistakes, have bad days and sometimes even forget to load the dishwasher (again). Nevertheless, some couples are able to foster happy, healthy, totally awesome marriages that actually do last a lifetime. How? A a Reddit thread emerged Sunday asking the happily hitched [...]

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Why do we delay suitable marriages?

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Abu Hafsah AbdulMalik Clare once said in regards to marriage, that “when marriage is made difficult, premarital relations become easy.” That statement itself is a testament to the egregious problem that is persisting in modern Muslim families: the excessive emphasis on culture to acquire a perfect, ideal marriage. Young men and women of marriage age [...]

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3 marriage models we need to rethink..

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We’ve all read those articles, “50 Ways to Make Your Husband/Wife Happy”, “7 Ways to a Great Marriage”, “11 Ways to Survive Marriage and Not Get Bored to Death”.  We’ve had our elders hand us pearls of wisdom (and unsolicited advice), had our peers tell us how being married really is (“for realz, bro”), and we’ve been [...]

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Is Love Really Essential to Marriage?

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Asking ourselves to fall in love many times, always with the same person. We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise—Raquel Welch The notion that “love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage” is still widespread, but the arguments [...]

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28 Marriage Success Tips – for guys AND girls!

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NOTE from Yusuf Estes: Marriage is considered “Half the Deen” (very important part of Islam). Yet we are seeing failures in marriages all around us. Family fights are on the rise, women and children are being abused and many families are falling apart. More and more marriages are ending up in divorce even amongst the most [...]

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The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates

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Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience. Yet nearly half of all married couples are likely to divorce, and many couples report feeling unhappy in their relationships. Instructors of Northwestern University’s Marriage 101 class want to change that. [...]

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How do you decide who to marry? (written by kids)

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A group of young kids were asked how do you decide who to marry and here are the results which are pretty amusing. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (1) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and [...]

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Married to the Mobile Gadget

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By Maria Zain While all these gadgets have been part of marriage, how much of your marriage is being spent speaking to each other? He’s on his mobile phone; one eye is on the TV screen. She’s just made dinner and is tapping away at the iPad. She’s posting: “Tonight’s dinner: lamb stew and mashed potatoes.” [...]

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When Muslims and Christians Marry

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On a blustery weekend this past February, 26 people met at the Cenacle Retreat House in Chicago to reflect on the religious dimensions of marriage. Nothing unusual about that. What was unusual about this gathering was that it brought together Christians and Muslims who are married, engaged or seriously considering marriage. Attendees hailed mostly from [...]

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I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

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I’m a ridiculous, emotional, over-sentimental sap.  I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date. I had tried really hard up to that point to hold it back, honestly.  I wanted to tell her on the first date, but I knew that would probably be weird. I still remember [...]

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