• Cheryl Ginnings

QUESTIONS I AM ASKED: WHY are Older Couples Married for Life and younger ones seem to end in divorce

Updated: Feb 1

My first granddaughter married recently in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Both kids were homeschooled who knew each other a long time. Both enjoyed working on projects for plays and sets of movies together.

Everyone was very excited about the wedding for these two sweet kids. There were many people who came from distances to be there in support for this precious couple. A very touching part of this celebration was when the mother of the bride shared a blessing with a toast. She wanted them to realize what a blessing it was that they both came from a long line of families who married for life. Few people are from families without divorce on either side. Seeing daily how times of disagreements while staying commited to work things out.

Why do older peolpe stay married, while younger families separate or divorce? What is the secret?

To have a long marriage, both need commitment to work out difficerences. Yes, there will be times you do not agree. There are times you might get so upset, not like being with the person, or can't believe how difficult they can be . . . but the idea of divorce is not an option for either of them.Commitment is something that both have to need to share. No matter what . . . both are there for each other. They will work out any problem they have.

They know they will find ways to work out issues -- with or without help. Knowing it takes commitment to work things out is a decision. Love is not a feeling that drives us. It is action to show love that matters.

If you like this information, let me know. I would love to share other traits of couples that stay married a long time. This is a beginning point! A very important beginning!

` --Cheryl Ginnings

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