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Marriage Is Good Medicine for Men

Married men—regardless of age, race, income, or education—consistently have been found to be healthier than men who are single, divorced, or widowed. This so-called "marriage benefit" begins to kick in right after the wedding, then builds. Husbands ages 18 to 44 are strikingly healthier than bachelors of the same age. At every age, in fact, marriage not only protects men's health but also prolongs their lives. —Gail Sheehy, Parade Magazine

"Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing:" —Proverbs 18:22

Simply hoping that infidelity will never touch marriage is a luxury no couple can afford. Here are five guidelines for establishing workplace boundaries that will demonstrate your commitment to your spouse and safeguard your marriage:

  • -Don't verbalize your feelings to the one to whom you feel attracted. Instead, tell a friend who will hold you accountable.
    -Avoid the coworker's office, favorite lunch spots, or gathering places.
    -Turn down projects that call for the two of you to work together alone.
    -If you must have a lunch meeting or business agenda with the person, make sure you do so in a public place.
    -Don't dwell on compliments or flirtatious conversations with a coworker. Escape routes: take a walk, read your Bible, pray, immerse yourself in a project, force your-self to think about every negative consequence of allowing a relationship. -Cindy Sigler Dagnana
  • "Whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul" —Proverbs 6:32

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Gail Sheehy, Parade Magazine
via House to House, Volume 11, Number 5, Pages 4