In a Penn State University study called the PAIR Project, Professor Ted L.Huston followed 168 newlywed couples over fourteen years and charted each couple's relationship satisfaction throughout.I've arrived at this conclusion by thinking through a number of biblical principles.
The more time we've been together, the more we've seen each other handle life, and this is the best way to build the foundation for a long and happy marriage.
We all know or have heard of that unicorn couple who fell in love instantly and have sustained a happy marriage ever since. "Almost all of the experts I spoke to recommended a year as a healthy amount of time to date before marriage.
"I recommend a minimum of one year provided each partner has a good, clear understanding of what they are looking for in a mate," says Stephen J.
These couples dated an average of eighteen months and were engaged for half that time.
Of those who were quicker to marry, the study found that the marriages survived to the seven-year mark, but many divorced after that.