Lavern Nissley

840 Added | 9 Magazines | 74 Likes | 5 Following | 979 Followers | @lavernn | Married to Ronda since 12/29/78; working together toward helping married couples go the distance.

Marriage Matters: All Living Arrangements Are Not Equal

“High schools, even middle schools, should be teaching the value of marriage.”<p>By Marcia Segelstein, Apr. 17, 2018<p>Over the past few decades, our …


Lesbian soldier demands access to marriage seminar taught by Christian

The U.S. Army has been warned that punishing a Christian chaplain for following military law that requires him to adhere to the tenets of the …


Marrying later is best for lasting happiness

Delaying marriage could make you happier in the long run, according to new University of Alberta research.

Middle Age

Child development plays a role in behavior

Does it ever seem like your child’s only mission is to embarrass you in public? Or to make you pull your hair out every time they forget their lunch …


Fathers with Resident Minor Children, 2016

Tips for building a healthy family

Posted on 3/19/2018<p>Family members not only share genetic traits but also daily habits. How we choose these seemingly small, routine practices in the …


Healthy Disagreements Can Actually Bring You and Your Spouse Closer Together

Weight-loss surgery tied to increases in divorces, marriages

(Reuters Health) - Weight loss surgery can affect interpersonal relationships, a Swedish report suggests.<p>Researchers found that compared to people who didn't have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to …

Weight Loss

‘The Sequence’ Is the Secret to Success

Go to school, work, marry, have children. Why do we fail to convey this message to poor young people?<p>‘You should wait until you are older to date.” Growing up in a working-class family in China, I learned this at an early age. Like many Asian parents, my mother stressed the importance of working …


Three generations of data show how wealthy (white) families stay wealthy

Recent research has shown the enormous differences in how white and black Americans maintain income positions across two generations. Now, a new …


The Ivy League Students Least Likely to Get Married

At Princeton, and in the American higher education system as a whole, there remains a strong correlation between marriage and economic class.

Education Policy

Declining marriage rates show that college students avoid long-term love - The Daily Texan

Young adults today are faced with many tasks in their college careers, from earning their degrees to falling in love.<p>According to a study published …

Student Journalism

Half of American Children Not In A Tradition Family

But a childs success is linked to growing up with married parents.


Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs …


Marriage rates among opposite-sex couples at record low

Experts say many people are focusing on other priorities like their education, starting a family or buying a house.<p>Marriage rates among opposite-sex …

8 facts about love and marriage in America

The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.


Raising Gentlemen in a #MeToo World: Advice for Fathers

A <i>league of gentlemen</i> is the solution being sought by the <i>#MeToo</i> movement, and by "Grace," the woman who publicly shamed Aziz Ansari for a dehumanizing …

Are you giving too much in your relationship?

When I worked with college students, I counseled a super bright and just overall pleasant guy. He came to see me to talk about his stress and …

The Boys Are Not All Right

I used to have this one-liner: “If you want to emasculate a guy friend, when you’re at a restaurant, ask him everything that he’s going to order, and then when the waitress comes … order for him.” It’s funny because it shouldn’t be that easy to rob a man of his masculinity — but it is.<p>Last week, 17 …

Virginia Tech

Openly gay teacher fired from Miami Catholic school after getting married

<b>MIAMI</b> - A popular first-grade teacher in Miami has been fired for posting pictures on social media of her marriage to her life partner, who is …

Bill would require couples to read 'marriage guide' before saying 'I do'

Bill would require couples to read ‘marriage guide’ before saying ‘I do’<p>Need tips before getting hitched?<p>Soon you might be forced to read a “marriage …

SB54: Bill would give discount on marriage licenses for premarital education

BYU professors and soon-to-be married students like a proposed bill introduced in the 2018 Legislature that would provide a $20 discount on marriage …

Florida lawmakers consider mandatory ‘marriage prep’ guide

Tallahassee, Fla., Jan 16, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill presented to the Florida House of Representatives on Jan. 8 would require couples …


Man who fought gay marriage ban running for Texas Senate

AUSTIN, Texas — A man who sued over the right to marry his partner said Tuesday that he is running as a Democrat in 2018 in a bid that would make him the first openly gay state senator in Texas if elected.<p>Mark Phariss, a lawyer from the Dallas suburb of Plano, said he is encouraged by recent …


His Gay-Marriage Speech Made YouTube History. Now He’s Running for Office.

Three minutes completely changed Zach Wahls’ life.<p>Zach Wahls went viral when he was just 19. In 2011, then an engineering student at the University of Iowa, he spoke to the Iowa House of Representatives to stand up for his two mothers. Six years later, Wahls is hoping for a seat in the Iowa …


Practical, Science-Based Steps to Heal from an Affair

Many years ago, in the Clinton era, I was asked to do an interview on whether Hillary and Bill would make it through Bill’s affair. Responding …