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Married, mother of 3, grandmother of 3. I have a 27 year old son that is the Bud-Man(Budweiser delivery driver), I have a 22 year old son that is in the Army National Guard, works full-time for the Guard and attends MTSU as a full-time student, I have a 17 year old a drama queen :)that is a senior in High School,she is also on the swim team.

Friday, September 30, 2011

What Happened To Forever?

Words are so easy to come by, no one seems to care about the effort it takes to follow through with those words.

The statistic speak volumes -The marriage rate for Tennessee in 2007 was 10.1 per 1,000 population, divorce statistics - 4.3 per 1,000 population.

This may leave some wondering the reason behind the FACT that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce these days...What is happening to our family structure? Some people blame the internet. As if it is going to be the downfall of society?

However, when you look at the statistic rates of marriages in 1990 you will find that not much has changed - Tennessee Marriage - 13.9 per 1,000 population....the divorce statistics - 6.5 per 1,000. Hmmmm?

Do not throw that computer out just yet! Things are practially the same as they were before there was a computer (or two) in every home.

Could it be the fact that some marry too early, marry for the wrong reasons, or is it just human nature to never be happy?

I googled recipe for a happy marriage just for kicks and giggles...sigh....if only it where this easy.

Recipe For A Happy Marriage


Author Unknown


4 cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
Dash of Faith
3 cups of Kindness
4 cups of Understanding
1 cup of Friendship
5 spoonfuls of Hope
1 barrel of Laughter
Pinch of Forgiveness (no substitutions)
Dash of Thoughtfulness (not optional)


Take love and loyalty and mix thoroughly with faith.
Blend in kindness and understanding, add friendship and hope.
Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Garnish with forgiveness and thoughtfulness.
Bake with sunshine.
Serve daily with generous helpings

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