National Marriage Survey IDs Seven Most Harmful and Helpful Marital Behaviors

NEW BOOK reveals survey findings and offers a '7-Minute Solution' for marital discord

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bestselling author, counselor and syndicated radio host Stephen Arterburn says marriage can be easier than most couples think by uprooting the seven most harmful behaviors and replacing them with the 7 most helpful ones. After conducting a national survey of over two-thousand married and formerly-married individuals, Arterburn shares the seven most commonly-cited "harmful behaviors" within a marriage relationship, the seven most "helpful" ones, and how to implement lasting changes in his new book, The 7- Minute Marriage Solution: 7 Things to Stop! 7 Things to Start! 7 Minutes that Matter Most! (May 2013, Worthy Publishing).

Arterburn says, "Yes, we all have issues with our mates, but overall, we make marriage ridiculously harder than it has to be. If we're honest with ourselves, we all know the self-defeating things we do and the thoughtless things we fail to do every day." Behaviors that made the list of harmful things include using put-down humor, trying to change our partner, secretly spending money, nagging, using the silent treatment, and holding grudges.

In The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, Arterburn emphasizes ending the bad behaviors, beginning the healthy ones, and most of all, experiencing the best 7-minutes of your marriage together

Arterburn will host a national simulcast on the topic May 18. For details or to arrange an interview, contact Icon Media Group by dialing 615-483-4729 or emailing

Stephen Arterburn is an award-winning author with over 8 million books in print, including the bestsellers Every Man's Battle and Healing Is a Choice. He has also been editor of 10 Bible projects, including the Life Recovery Bible. Steve founded New Life Treatment Centers in 1988 and is currently host of the radio and television show "New Life Live." In 1996 he started the most successful traveling conference, Women of Faith – attended by over 4 million women. He and his wife live with their 5 kids in Fishers, Indiana, where he is the pastor at Heartland Church.

Worthy Publishing Group ( is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tenn. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list across a broad spectrum of genres, including fiction, current events, biography, devotionals, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Ellie Claire is a gift and paper expressions company, and Freeman-Smith is a value-priced custom book imprint.

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