Our recent article “Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Divorce” struck a chord. It was one of our most widely read articles this year. Close a thousand people took our online poll that asked why the divorce rate in North America is so high. 77% of the respondents said that it is because couples are not prepared to be in the work necessary to create a vibrant marriage.

Marriage takes work. And it’s the most important kind of work – gratitude, appreciation, love, giving and a commitment to confront your own weaknesses. Everyone can use some help and frequent reminders. Below are five of the best articles on Jewish wisdom for marriage. Share them with your spouse and friends.

 10 Tips after 20 Years of Marriage10 Tips after 20 Years of Marriage
We’ve certainly learned plenty along the way.
by Ruchi Koval

 

Ten Things Men Wish Women KnewTen Things Men Wish Women Knew
The unadorned truth. Print it and refer to it often.
by Rabbi Dan Silverman

 

Ten Things Women Wish Men KnewTen Things Women Wish Men Knew
Guys, print this out and refer to it often.
by Emuna Braverman

 

The Jewish View of MarriageThe Jewish View of Marriage
Three ingredients of a successful marriage.
by Rabbi Dan Silverman

 

10 Habits to Build a Strong Marriage10 Habits to Build a Strong Marriage
10 habits every couple should practice to build a happy, enduring marriage.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff

 

Ben Affleck on MarriageBen Affleck on Marriage
A good marriage takes work. Even in Hollywood.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff