Temple’s life was exceptional in many ways—and enjoying a long and happy marriage after a brief courtship is one of them.
I present these findings as additional information to help Catholics be better equipped for dating and marriage discernment.
The findings mimic those of a 2006 study which found that couples who have dated less than 6 months before marriage had the highest divorce rate.
In a previous post, I had challenged the notion of a standardized dating and engagement timeline and reiterated the importance for each couple to properly discern what timeline God is calling them to.
The couples, who married in less than one year from the start of their courtship, were categorized as either passionate and impulsive or pragmatic and on-schedule.
by Emory University researchers Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon may have found out. Middle-class couples earning between ,000-125,000 differ little from one another.a large mutual base of emotional support from friends and family as well as loved ones with an investment in supporting their marriage.