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This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of study and exercises for you to do. And since the entire course is self-contained from within your personal logon, you can simply log in at any time to progress through your assignments to full completion.

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In doing this course, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he has gone past a word he did not understand. More

Important Note

In doing this course, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he has gone past a word he did not understand.

The confusion or inability to understand or learn comes AFTER a word you did not know the meaning of. It might not only be the new and unusual words that you did not understand.

One of the most important facts in the whole subject of study is that you must never go past a word that you do not understand.

In every subject that you took up and then left incomplete, you will find that there were words that you read but you did not know what they meant.

So while doing this course be very, very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand.

If what you are studying becomes confusing or you can’t seem to understand it, there will be a WORD just earlier that you have not understood.

Don’t go any further, but go back to BEFORE you got into trouble and find the word you did not fully understand. Wherever you see a word that is underlined, you can click on it and it will immediately give you the meaning of that word.

As you go through the course, you can also click on the menu at the top of each course page where it says “Glossary” (which is a list of words and what they mean) and it will take you to a list of words used in the course and give you the meaning of each.

If you cannot find the word you are looking for listed in the glossary, get a simple dictionary and look up its meaning there.

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Welcome to the Marriage Online Course

In today’s world, broken marriages are almost expected.

A couple gets married and has a few children and then the marriage starts to fall apart. The man wanders off with another woman and the wife works to support the children.

Without a family that is tightly knit as a group, where each member can rely on the others to help him get through tough times and deal with life, a child can become lost and soon start to get into trouble.

The family is the building block of society. Yet so many marriage partners have trouble keeping a family together. That is because they do not know what they have to do to make a marriage successful and then keep it going and doing well.

L. Ron Hubbard has given us the tools to not only build a successful marriage with both partners happy and doing well, but also to take a marriage that is failing and salvage it and put it back together again.

The tools to make a happy and successful marriage are very simple to know and use. When you understand what they are and learn how to use them, which you will learn on this course, you can make your own marriage succeed even better. And you will also have the tools in your hands to help other marriage partners who are in trouble get their marriages back on the road to happiness.

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The Adventure of Marriage

Getting married is an adventure. Because when you’re getting married, you are doing something you don’t know anything about. And even when you try it a couple of times, you usually know less about it the second time than you did the first.

Marriage is what a family is built on. It is the foundation.

In this society, at this time, a family is the group that cares for each other, protects itself and is able to carry itself into the future.

A culture (a group of people who share the same beliefs, way of life, traditions, etc.) will be destroyed or lost if its basic building block—the family—is removed.

The relationship of marriage is a postulated relationship. Postulated means a decision that has been made that something is or will be a certain way. In other words, a marriage is something that two people create together. The decision they made is the only reason the marriage exists.

The problems begin when people stop creating (making or putting work into) or postulating the marriage. And that is what happens to most marriages. People stop creating the family group. And when they stop creating it, the marriage is no longer there.

For example, take a couple who go for a short walk once a week in the nearby park and regularly talk about their plans, such as how they will decorate their house, improve their garden or help their children with their schoolwork. When they work on things like this, they are talking to each other about creating their relationship and the future of their family. But let us say that one day, they run into some financial difficulties. They decide they are too busy for their weekly walk or to even take time to talk to each other about their future plans. When the husband comes home, he spends all his time answering e-mails and she spends her spare time browsing the internet trying to find ways to make extra money to pay the bills. They don’t even discuss their plans to handle their finances together. They have stopped creating their marriage and family. Before long, the marriage is over.

It isn’t because of the bad things that people do that makes agreements such as marriage fall apart, such as one of the partners being unfaithful and starting a hidden relationship with someone else. It is because of the things that people don’t do. When you have an entirely postulated relationship, you have to continue to create it. You have to keep putting it there by your actions. And a family which doesn’t continue to create itself as a family will stop existing as a family. That’s about the most basic and important thing you need to know about it.

Where people are having trouble with marriage, it is because they are expecting it to run on automatic. They think it will stay together without them doing anything to put it there and keep it together. Unfortunately, it won’t. It has to be created.

When a child is introduced into the family, he will also begin to postulate the family into a group. If the parents are no longer creating their marriage and the family group is beginning to fall apart, the child will try all sorts of things to keep the family group in existence.

In fact, it has been found that one of the reasons a child gets himself injured is to make his parents realize they have responsibilities for the family. Childhood illness and injuries most often happen directly after family upsets.

But whether a child’s parents stay together or break up, this has nothing to do with his future and whether or not he can make a successful marriage when he is older. The success of his marriage will depend on him making a decision and then working to keep that decision in place.

If you have the idea that a marriage is set up to succeed automatically and that you don’t personally have to do anything to try to keep it going, it will end up in failure or divorce. But if you enter a marriage with the understanding that a marriage is something you have to postulate into existence and keep creating, you can make any marriage a success or even save a marriage that is failing.

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