Benefits of a Healthy Marriage!

Benefits of Healthy Marriages For Children and Youth (Marriage Statistics) Researchers have found many benefits for children and youth who are raised by parents in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics: More likely to attend college Physically healthier Emotionally healthier Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol Less likely to commit […]

Fed Up Flight Attendant Pops His Emotional Jug

Shouldn’t a true role model working as a flight attendant have used practical skills to deal with an agitated passenger? Curious after reading about Steven Slater’s ride down the emergency slide, I checked in with experts at PAIRS Foundation to learn more about how the upset worker could have successfully dealt with the frustrating situation, rather than losing his cool and, possibly, his career.

Soldiers, Spouses Talk About Death to Embrace Life

A veteran Navy chaplain confided the surge of emotions and thoughts experienced as his helicopter landed amidst fierce enemy fire. “My thoughts immediately turned to loved ones far away. Had I told them everything that needed to be said? Had I let them know how much they meant to me? Were we complete with each other?” At a PAIRS Retreat, hundreds of deploying soldiers and spouses talk about death and loss as they learn to more fully embrace life and each other.

Marriage and health

For more than 150 years, policy-makers and researchers have known there’s a direct connection between marriage and health. Today, studies are increasingly identifying the specific aspects of marriage that promote wellness, healing, and increased life expectancy. This information provides a road map to strengthen couples, families and communities with significant medical, social, and economic benefits.

Bonding critical for adoptive parents and children

As he celebrated his eighth birthday in a Moscow hospital this week, little Artyom Savelyev’s experiences continued to betray the hope of his Russian name, to be “safe and sound.” Artyom’s story and many others demonstrate the importance of improving post-adoption services through skills that enhance communication, emotional understanding, promote forgiveness, bonding, attachment, and healthy conflict resolution.

Marriage crisis offers path to deeper happiness

While many respond to marital crisis by freezing, the emotional and physical consequences may be far-reaching. Prolonged stress responses may result in chronic suppression of the immune system, increasing the likelihood of infections and illness while also often leading to bottled up emotions that eventually either implode (isolation, sadness, depression) or explode (anger, rage, violence).