By Lavern Nissley
You would think that more time together is good for marriages, right? However, some countries are reporting increased divorce rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travis Childress, in an April 20 blog post observed: "The problem, according to some experts, is that time together actually acts as an X-factor to the quality of the marriage. If the marriage is strong, time together can bring the couple closer together. If the marriage isn’t strong, it can drive the couple apart."
We're interested in how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your marriage relationship. If you are married, we invite you to complete a brief survey, and we'll share the results this weekend from those completing it by noon Friday, May 8.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.