We included the location factor to see how these relationships varied across regions as well.
Specifically, we wanted to learn the following: We defined each region as the following states: Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin Northeast Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont South Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia West Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming The results of our survey were very interesting.
We are constantly reminded of the pressures of getting married, settling down and starting a family.
Not only does the media continually portray this path as the norm, but the people we surround ourselves with also provide a benchmark for when we think we should be getting engaged.
Ok, so you’ve found “The One.” Maybe you’ve been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?
How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?
They possess a much better idea of what they want and what they don’t want in a relationship.
You might think you and your partner could rush down the aisle faster than your 20-something counterparts who don’t know themselves as well as you do, but not so fast!
Here's the thing—you can know a person for years before you get engaged, be happily married for years after that, and then something bad can happen.
I entered the church that evening with God’s peace inspiring my steps.
If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person?
Committing your heart to someone is a huge decision.
If you choose poorly, you could suffer years of heartache or wind up abused or divorced.