Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Love Culture Explained
We have been asked what influenced our decision to name our blog site “Love’s Culture”.
For us, it encapsulates what this site represents. That being in wanting to help and encourage couples and marriages, we felt that this title best describes what it takes to build a lasting marriage.
The word “culture” has various applied definitions. Some of those definitions are enlightenment, education, way of life or lifestyle, customs, traditions, habits. And it refers to the cultivation of plants.
We surely hope to educate and bring some enlightenment to the subject of love, relationships, and marriage. And, help to encourage a lifestyle and those habits that would be conducive to a successful future.
And lastly, to cultivate. If you have ever grown a garden, raised crops or tended to a flower bed you understand the importance of nurturing. There are some key factors involved if you want to reap a harvest. Time, energy, patience and effort. A farmer knows nothing will happen if he, or she, does not make the time to go out and plow the field, plant the seeds, water regularly, apply fertilizer, do weed control so his, or her crops don’t get overrun, and pamper that field patiently until that crop has matured and ready to harvest.
A marriage is just like that. Time, energy, patience and effort are needed to cultivate the love relationship. For love to grow and mature, your relationship needs to be watered, pampered and nurtured. Patience is required. Effort has to be applied. However, it takes two for you both to reap the harvest of your labors.
Here are just a few study results on marriage that are worth sharing:
Mental health. Marriage protects against feelings of loneliness. Therefore those in a healthy relationship have higher levels of emotional & psychological well-being than those who are single, divorced or cohabitating.
Happiness. Married people are much more likely to report being happy.
Children benefit. A larger portion of those raised in an intact family considers themselves “very happy” as compared to those that are raised in a non-intact family. Children are more likely to stay in school, have positive attitudes toward marriage themselves when they get older, and less likely to engage in criminal behavior.
Longevity. Married people tend to live longer and happier lives. The power and benefits of marriage are especially evident in late middle age.
Social benefits. Married people are more likely to volunteer in order to impact the community they live in. Making their lives more fulfilled while also improving the world around them. Society therefore benefits.
Finances. Marriage increases the likelihood of improved financial benefits due to upward mobility, desire to be more responsible, support and tax benefits to name a few.
Safe behavior. Married couples are considerably less likely to engage in risky behavior as they become more aware that someone depends on them. And the desire to be a better person for them.
Sleep. If your marriage is a happy one, you sleep better than your dissatisfied or single counterparts.
Sex. Married couples more often state they are happy, content and sex more rewarding than those that are single.
Now, is this true for all marriages? No, but it can be for you if it isn’t right now. Man, who wouldn’t want this? However, it does take two to make it happen!
It is our hope that this site becomes a tool for our readers to help in planting, fertilizing and watering as we pass on what we have experienced and learned in laying out a lifestyle blueprint toward a healthy, vibrant, rewarding relationship.
This site is all about the culture of love. Finding strength and encouragement, hope, suggestions and direction through “Love’s Culture”.
Until next time we wish you LOVE, JOY & PEACE!
Brad & Yvonne Adams