Characteristics of a Successful Marriage

Prepare an essay of approximately 750 words in length, using the information presented in Chapter 7 of the Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family text, the lecture portion of the Module 2 Readings, and/or any other current available resources. In your essay, compile a comprehensive list of the characteristics of a successful marriage. For each of the characteristics, do the following:

  1. In your own words, provide a brief description.
  2. Evaluate its importance.
  3. Provide an example of an action or attitude that would represent/reflect it.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

The following are the books that are referenced in the assignments: 

  1. The Four Seasons of Marriage

Chapman, G. (2012). The four seasons of marriage. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781414376349 (Available as print text only.)

Here is a website with the first chapter for free.

http://www.fourseasonsofmarriage.com/aboutthebook.asp

  1. Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Knox, D., & Schacht, C. (2016). Choices in relationships: An introduction to marriage and the family (12th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9781305094444 (Available as print text only.)