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