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A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
A new study shows that engaged couples who plan
ways to strengthen their marriage by applying “benevolent love” are happier and
more satisfied through the years. Vincent Jeffries, a sociologist at California
State University and lead researcher of the study, equated benevolent love with
the classical virtues: temperance, fortitude, justice, prudence and charity.
Couples create rules of behavior that become the “culture of the marriage,”
said Jeffries. “And the rules often reflect these virtues.”