Posted on : 05-03-2014 | By : Lynn | In : Baby Boomer, Communication, Heart Talks
It’s a wonder any of us ever actually choose to get married, much less decide that we’re in love with another person and want to have a relationship with them. Let’s face it, according to a 2011 Pew Research marriage survey, marriage is at an all time low in America at 51% of adults getting married. Pew goes on to say that, Having a successful marriage is “one of the most important things” in life for 36% of adults, according to a 2011 Pew Research survey. An additional 48% said it is “very important but not the most” important.”
Later this afternoon, I’ll be interviewing Marcia “Naomi” Berger who is known globally as the Marriage Maven, about her latest book, “Marriage Meetings for lasting love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted” on BTR’s Hope42Day. When the publicist first sent me Naomi’s book I was at once interested to have a guest who could offer tools to my listeners about having a good marriage but also hesitant because “I’ve already been there and done that…hasn’t everybody?”
But, no, not all of us have created a vehicle that cultivates and supports a loving marriage for the long haul. That’s why many of us are still Googling to find the answers and why my friend and fellow web radio host Psychic Tee has a clamoring of listeners calling in to her shows, especially when she offers advice and readings about love and marriage.
For the record, there should be a special award given to my husband for sticking it out with me as we muddled through the first decade of our marriage. Along the way we learned to remember not to take each other for granted and not to throw things at each other (physically or verbally). 24 years later, we have found lots of ways to enjoy each other and be grateful for our time. Thankfully, we’ve always seemed to find ways to make each other laugh. For example, I wish I could secretly take a video of David dancing to the theme song from the TV Show Castle (which he does every time we watch it and makes me laugh every time) but you’ll just have to click on the hyperlinked Castle and imagine it for yourself.
Listen to what Marriage Maven Naomi Berger has to say about Marriage Meetings and keep in mind, all good things come to those with patience and the willingness to work on themselves!