National Marriage Survey IDs Seven Most Harmful and Helpful Marital Behaviors

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NEW BOOK reveals survey findings and offers a “7-Minute Solution” for marital discord

“You don’t have to be walking out the door and toward divorce to utilize this plan. The 7 Minute Marriage Solution will take a pretty good marriage to an even greater level of satisfaction.” –Stephen Arterburn

NASHVILLE, May 16, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Bestselling author, counselor and syndicated radio host Stephen Arterburn says marriage can be easier than most couples think by uprooting the 7 most harmful behaviors and replacing them with the 7 most helpful ones. After conducting a national survey of over two-thousand married and formerly-married individuals, Arterburn shares the 7 most commonly-cited “harmful behaviors” within a marriage relationship, the 7 most “helpful” ones, and how to implement lasting changes in his new book, “The 7- Minute Marriage Solution: 7 Things to Stop! 7 Things to Start! 7 Minutes that Matter Most!” (May 2013, Worthy Publishing).

Arterburn says, “Yes, we all have issues with our mates, but overall, we make marriage ridiculously harder than it has to be. If we’re honest with ourselves, we all know the self-defeating things we do and the thoughtless things we fail to do every day.” Behaviors that made the list of harmful things include using put-down humor, trying to change their partner, secretly spending money, nagging, using the silent treatment, and holding grudges. The behaviors Arterburn urges couples to start include managing money responsibly, focusing on fun and joy, and respecting their mate.

In “The 7-Minute Marriage Solution,” Arterburn emphasizes ending the bad behaviors, beginning the healthy ones, and most of all, experiencing the best 7-minutes of your marriage together daily using his proven methods. In the book, Arterburn reveals that part of the formula for a better marriage is to incorporate reading the Bible and praying together.

A 30-day challenge to a stronger marriage is available on the New Life website,, adapted from the companion Bible publishing in Fall 2013 titled The 7-Minute Marriage Devotional Bible. Incorporating sound advice from renowned Christian relationship experts including Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Les and Leslie Parrott, James Dobson, and others, the Bible is the perfect resource to use in tandem with The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, available now.

Arterburn will host a national simulcast on the topic May 18.

Stephen Arterburn is an award-winning author with over 8 million books in print, including the bestsellers Every Man’s Battle and Healing Is a Choice. He has also been editor of 10 Bible projects, including the Life Recovery Bible. Steve founded New Life Treatment Centers in 1988 and is currently host of the radio and television show “New Life Live.” In 1996 he started the most successful traveling conference, Women of Faith — attended by over 4 million women. He and his wife live with their 5 kids in Fishers, Indiana, where he is the pastor at Heartland Church.

Worthy Publishing Group ( is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tenn. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list across a broad spectrum of genres, including fiction, current events, biography, devotionals, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Ellie Claire is a gift and paper expressions company, and Freeman-Smith is a value-priced custom book imprint.


About Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Bi-vocational minister who is Founder and Editor of FaithInspires.Org As seen in Google News, SelfGrowth.Com, etc.

Posted on May 16, 2013, in Marriage & Relationships and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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