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The Keys to a Lasting Marriage

Is yours a lasting marriage?

Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce (although not 50%, as commonly reported). In order to figure out if there are any patterns among the blissful unions which go sour, researchers polled thousands of couples who were married and/or divorced within the past 7 years.

Some of the findings conform to popular wisdom and some are downright unexpected!

A summary of the research, along with visualizations of select findings, appears in Randalolson.com. Here are two conclusions that surprised me the most:

1. Couples who never go to church are 2x more likely to divorce than regular churchgoers.

2. The more you spend on your wedding, the more likely you’ll end up divorced.

Do any of the conclusions about what makes a lasting marriage surprise you?

I think it is important to remember that even if your marriage got off on the wrong foot, with the proper dedication you could certainly get it back on course.

A Lasting Marriage and Life Insurance

A strong marriage has a significant bearing on the purchase of life insurance. When a man and woman get married, they often purchase coverage because they become interdependent financially. Even if they each have a career and the means to be self-supporting, the life insurance benefit is used to buy the time needed to mourn, heal, and get life back on track.

If a divorce unfortunately takes place, life insurance often comes into play as well. Divorce decrees often call for the purchase of a policy for the benefit of the ex-spouse and the children.