"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"
Newsletter #93 (Nov 2018)

"Your Toolbox for Tackling Depression" ~ Marriage Makes the Difference
Video - Addiction Explained ~ Couples' Cruise #7 (Feb 2020) ~ Marriage Meme #8
Audio Book - Knowing HER Intimately ~ Marital Intimacy Institute
by Laura M. Brotherson, Meridian Magazine

You can see it in their eyes. You can feel it in their countenance. It's far too common and can happen to anyone given the right stressors and situational circumstances. Approximately 25% of adults in the U.S. (1 in 4) experience anxiety or depression. 
As a therapist, I've compiled the following suggestions to help you get out of the mental muck of depression and into a life of peace, contentment and even joy. 

My hope is to provide a comprehensive toolbox of easy and practical tips-all in one place-that you can immediately put into practice to make things better as you overcome depression. This toolbox of tips for tackling depression includes 15 suggestions... Click for the rest of the article

Research Proves The No. 1 Social Justice Imperative Is Marriage

An important contributor to putting and keeping men, women, and children on the escalator toward the American dream is little-known and widely ignored... It used to be that social mobility and protection from poverty were largely due to employment. In more recent times, the central factor has become, you guessed it... Marriage! 

"For the last 20 years or more... marital status has increasingly become the central factor in whether our neighbors and their children rise above, remain, or descend into poverty. The research is astounding...."

"Marriage has become the fault line dividing America's classes... A consistent and irrefutable mountain of research has shown, reaching back to the 1970s and beyond, that marriage strongly boosts every important measure of well-being for children, women, and men."

Ever wondered what addiction is and how it affects the brain? Understanding how the brain works and how it is affected by addictive behaviors and substances can provide hope that recovery is possible. 

"Addiction is never an escape from responsibility for our choices and our actions, but it does affect our brains like a disease that is difficult to control."

Join us on our next Couples' Valentine's Cruise #7 -- Feb 15-22, 2020!! Registration is now OPEN! We're so excited to announce our first Mexican Riviera cruise - making this cruise even more accessible and affordable to you sailing out from California!

You can get all the details about this Mexican Riviera - Princess Cruise and how to register on our StrengtheningMarriage.com Cruise page (where you can check out all our past cruises and fun photos as well) or visit our Columbus Travel Couples' Valentine's Cruise website for additional cruise information. This cruise is filling fast so call today with your deposit! 
If you've been on our Couples' Cruises before you know how awesome these cruises are... if you haven't you're in for a real TREAT for you, your spouse and your marriage!!

To Reserve Your Cabin -- Call Columbus Travel TODAY!

"More Marriages die of neglect than of
anything else. Don't forget date night!"

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More Marriage Memes:
No time to read? Let Laura read it to you as you go about
 your day. The audio books for Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage and And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment are available at Amazon, Audible (where you can sign up to get a new audio book each month at a fabulously discounted rate), iTunes, DeseretBook.com. Get your downloadable audio books today and strengthen your marriage...on the GO!

Sex in Utah and all around the world is about to change for the better with the opening of The Marital Intimacy Institute in Provo, Utah. We're excited to offer our marriage-strengthening services both locally and online. Learn more about Laura's counseling services, her Wait List and her Priority Client option!

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