What’s in a marriage? Perspectives

I was compelled to watch our oldest daughter Emily McCoy Glover talk about marriage tonight. What are the secrets to a lasting marriage?

Emily was a guest on a live global video chat hosted by the Huffington Post.
Emily married last year at the age of 20.

At first, wife Joanne and I thought age 20 was way too young for our daughter to be married,, or to stay married for long.

Then, after meeting Emily’s soon-to-be husband Dan, we agreed our daughter and future son-in-law were mature enough, committed enough, realistic enough, and in love enough to stay married. It probably helps that Emily’s maternal grandparents have been married for 60+ years (talk about role models) and that Emily and Dan’s parents have been married for 20+ years.
The other guests on the video chat segment included the Catholic Renewal Campaign’s Martha Lyles, who’s been married 43 years, Jennifer Nagy, a PR professional who whose marriage fell apart while in her 20’s, and Dr. Karl Pillemer, Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and a founder of the Legacy Project.

Click here for the video replay of the Huffington Post video chat.

What are your thoughts about what it takes to make a marriage last?

p.s. Emily writes a pretty good blog too: Pursuit of Healthfulness

About Bernard McCoy

My views are my own and not a reflection of my employer. I'm a professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I've also been a working journalist for the past 29 years. I have covered news stories in war zones, reported on human and natural disasters, presidential conventions, a presidential inauguration and the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. My career experiences include work as an award-winning documentary producer, television news reporter, photographer, producer, and anchor. I worked at WIBW-TV, Topeka, KS., KCTV, Kansas City, MO, WKBD-TV, Detroit, MI., WILX-TV, Lansing, MI. and WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH. I have also worked as a contributing reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, CBS, CNN, the Ohio News Network and lecture at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communications. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in telecommunications management from Michigan State University.
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