Fatherhood and Marriage by the Numbers

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By Steve Cooper (Hitched Media) We’ve all heard the saying (or something like it) before, “Any guy can conceive a child, but it takes a real man to be a father.” So what does that mean exactly? It starts with dads giving their time. A new survey conducted by the Ad Council found that 86 percent of fathers today spend more time with their kids than their own fathers did. This is great news, however, [...] Read more »

Research Shows Couples Can Increase Marital Happiness, Even Those on the Brink

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Researchers at Healthy Relationships California have found strong gains in marital satisfaction among 17,245 participants of Marriage Education programs in California, the nation’s largest study on the immediate and long-term impact of Marriage Education. Before taking a Marriage Education course, only 44% of married persons considered themselves happy with their relationship, while 56% were moderately or highly distressed about their marriage. Six months after taking a skills-based Marriage Education course, only 32% of participants were [...] Read more »

6 Ways Dads Can Help Their Kids Honor Their Mom Right on Mother’s Day

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  This is an urgent message to all dads from a dad.  Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Flower companies, Hallmark and jewelry stores have pulled out all the stops to advertise their Mother’s Day specials. Unless you have been on a deserted island for the last three weeks, with no phone, internet access or TV, then you have no excuse to “forget” about this special day for moms everywhere. This article is not a reminder [...] Read more »

10 Ways to Make Love Into a Lifestyle!

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  People talk about falling in love, losing at love and looking for love. What if you could have a more permanent and reliable relationship with love–one that was not dependent on another person? This entails making love into a lifestyle rather than a life event.  And it has great personal benefits. According to Carol McCloud, author of Have You Filled A Bucket Today?, those “who learn to express kindness and love lead happier lives.” What [...] Read more »