Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation may exist, but it does re-emphasize my "sermon" about pre-marital planning.  While sitting down and talking about what you intend in the marriage, financially, emotionally, and spiritually, isn't as romantic as picking a ring, or a wedding venue, it's a lot more critical to your long-term marital happiness.


Janet Russell, QC said...

I agree. There is a lot of pressure on young people to create a "perfect" day but none on planning for a more perfect life.

Justin Lawrence said...

Yeah, nowadays people spend more money on theirwedding reception and rings and think that by doing this their wedding will last. A friend of mine spent $20000 on his wedding reception party. All the arrangements were awesome but I don’t think it’s good to spend so much money on a wedding.

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