The tingles can get you married. They can also get you divorced.
Dr. Gary Chapman has heard a lot of couples in premarital counseling talk about “the tingles” – that emotional flutter we feel when we’re attracted to each other.
“The tingles” play an important role in forming romantic relationships. They turn a simple hello into a lunch date, and before long the couple is so inseparable they decide to get married.
But the tingles fade. Long-term studies show that intense feelings in a relationship last two years on average. That’s usually about the time that Dr. Chapman hears couples talk about the tingles again – this time when they come to him on the verge of divorce.
We’re airing a recorded message from Dr. Chapman from his DVD Series called The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Staying True to Your Marriage.”
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