I originally started this blog with the intention to mostly write about marriage & men stepping up as “servant leaders” in their homes, churches, and communities. I’ve branched out quite a bit since then, which has been enjoyable. But I still have a passion for the issues mentioned above. Here is a great post I came across yesterday and wanted to share with others on wordpress. This article can be found on Trey Morgan’s site.
Statistics on marriage scare me, but the Studer Group has released a new study on “Compliment to Criticism” ratio. They’ve told us from their studies, that people in general need 3 compliments given for every 1 criticism that is said to them. While that didn’t surprise me, the following statistic FLOORED me …
“Reports now show that when it comes to marriage, if you have a 5 to 1 compliment to criticism ratio, the divorce rate in that marriage drops from 50% to 7%.”
DID YOU CATCH THAT, husbands and wives? We are now learning how to beat the old statistic that says that 50% of all marriages will end in divorce. How? Give 5 compliments to your spouse for every 1 negative thing you say. When you take on the 5 to 1 plan, the divorce rate in your marriage drops to 7%. I like those odds!
My goal (and hopefully yours) today is to become a 5 to 1 kind of spouse. Today is a great day to start.
5 to 1 … that’s it! And the divorce rate goes from 50% to 7% … It’s time to pass the word.
You up for the 5-1 challenge with your spouse?