NC Register says, “Just Married” Is Just the Thing for Couples of All Ages

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At the National Catholic Register, Sara Reinhard posted a lovely review of Lisa and my book, Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 5 Years of Marriage.   Sometimes, the wedding bells aren’t even done ringing before you start to wonder just what you’ve gotten yourself into. Greg and Lisa Popcak’s Just Married (Ave Maria Press, 2013) is a frank look at how you can stay on the roller coaster that the first five years of marriage often presents. Almost every n … [Read more...]

Is YOUR Spouse Holding You Back?

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As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success, new research suggests.When it comes to pay raises, promotions and other measures of career success,  the husband or wife at home may be exerting a bigger influence on workplace performance than we think, suggests new research from Washington … [Read more...]

“Mommy, Daddy, Stop Fighting!” Parental Conflict Hurts Kids’ Ability to Identify/Control Emotions

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Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study. Exposure to conflict...in the home can shape children's neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses."Our study points to ways in which aggression between parents may powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment," says C. Cybele Raver, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt and the study's lead author. "Arguing and … [Read more...]

Believe It Or Not, Study Actually Says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”

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Proverbs 18:22 says, "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD."  A new study from Rutgers and the University of Michigan proves how true that is!When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their nuptials."I think it comes down to the fact that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage she tends to do a lot more … [Read more...]

Your Marriage IS Worth Saving–And YOU Can Save It.

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When Divorce is Not an Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Everlasting Love is a book for couples who want to know what it takes to get their marriage back on track. Solo spouses can also use the book to heal a marriage even if his or her mate isn't interested in working on the relationship.I look at the latest research that reveals 8 Habits  that healthy couples exhibit that all couples need to cultivate and show readers, step-by-step how to develop those healthy marriage habits … [Read more...]

Cardinal Kasper and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea (and A Better Solution–If I Do Say So Myself)

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In preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, many people of good will are floating a lot of different ideas about how the Church should approach various challenges like annulments. (To read my own previous writings on the annulment issue, including my recommendations for improving the annulment process, go here, here, and here.)Cardinal Kasper, former President for the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, recently waded into the debate with his own suggestion about … [Read more...]

13 Reasons You Need to Make a Baby Today.

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Ok,  you caught me.  There's really only one reason spread out over 13 countries.The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy.   By 2020, 13 countries will be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's Investor Service.  That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: Germany, Italy and Japan."Demographic transition ... is now upon us," warn Elena Duggar and Madhavi Bokil, th … [Read more...]

Feeling Loved Increases Sexual Pleasure

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I get a lot of questions from men wondering how they can please their wives in the bedroom.  A new study confirms my usual advice, "Make her feel loved outside of the bedroom."  That said, it turns out that feelings of love don't just improve the psychological experience of sex.  It also improves the physiological experience of sex.Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.  In a series of interviews, het … [Read more...]


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