This morning, we had Mat Boggs and Jason Miller on the show, discussing their book Project Everlasting. The book is about the cross-country journey that Boggs and Miller embarked on last year to find an answer to the question, what makes marriage last? Boggs & Miller did not find a definitive answer to their question, but through interviews with 200 couples married 40 years or more, they did discover various insights on love and successful marriages.
Is there a singular answer to why marriages work? I speak as a bystander here, but respect, commitment and open communication seem to make for better marriages. I also think that every couple and every marriage is different in its own way, and if 2 people really want a marriage to work, they certainly will make it happen. What do you think? Is there a secret to making a marriage last?