* 1. How long have you been married?

* 2. Describe your marriage circumstances with basic descriptions like: remarriage, elopement, traditional, previously married, deceased first spouse, widow, pregnancy

* 3. If you have children, how long were you married before you added children to your family?

* 4. At what point (years married) would you say you experienced the greatest stress in your marriage? Can you describe what caused it?

* 5. Have you ever experienced a time in your marriage when you faced a crisis that threatened to destroy your marriage? If so, could you briefly describe that crisis?

* 6. When you've faced challenges in staying married, what helped you most? (Counselors, scriptures, personal habits, books, other influence?)

* 7. As you've gotten older, what new stresses have you faced as a married couple?

* 8. How did your husband change after the 20 year mark? How did you change after the 20 year mark?

* 9. What kind of advice would you give to young married couples today about how to persevere through the years in marriage?

* 10. Have you discovered any benefits from staying married a long length of time?

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