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Fighting for Your Marriage Aired April 20,2013

Fighting for Your Marriage Aired April 20,2013 Many married couples today are quick to throw in the towel when the going gets tough.  But there are great rewards for couples who learn to work through the tough times.  

Julie Baumgardner will be speaking with Pam Johnson, marriage counselor to answer the question, "How do you keep fighting for your marriage when you sometimes feel like giving up?".

Facts:
  •  86% of the married people who rated their marriages as unhappy who stayed together rated the marriage as having significantly improved five years later.  Source:  The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better off Financially by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, 2002.
  • The top three reasons couples give for experiencing marital distress are:
  1. Poor Communication
  2. Unrealistic Expectations
  3.  Lack of Intimacy
Source:  “Marital Distress” by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), July 2007.
  • If just 20 percent of your marital history is positive, your chances of surviving an affair and even having a better marriage are greater than 90 percent if you seek professional help. Source:  www.firstthings.org, “Can a Marriage Survive an Affair?” 
Resources:
There is Hope for Your Marriage
Forgiveness in Your Marriage
Keys to a Healthy Family