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What Makes a Marriage Work

Love Is Waiting For A Test Result and Having Someone Hold Your Hand

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I learned that love -- true, gut-wrenching, walk through fire, lay down everything for someone love -- is simply just holding their hand.

In My Marital Courtship Timing Was Everything

Melissa Chapman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

My daughter, who has become utterly fascinated by the huge age gap between my husband and I recently asked my husband why, after all those years of being alone did he finally choose me?

How Strong Is Your Marriage...Can It Sustain a Lifetime?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Today June 19, 2013 marks the day my mother and father would have been married to each other for 47 years. My dad passing in May 2011 robbed them of ...

The Case for Procreation, or Why Having Kids Keeps Me Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I have to be honest; I look at couples who have managed to stay married sans kids and am mystified by what keeps them bound in matrimony.

Finding Balance In My Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Here I am in my marriage -- and I think I'm finally getting it -- the fact that both my husband and I CANNOT be the dream receivers simultaneously. What is a dream receiver you ask? It's the person in the marriage/relationship who gets to live out their dream, their fantasy.