Q: Gary, is it really possible to have a strong marriage even though we come from broken homes?
Gary: You know, one of the realities of our culture is that thousands of people come from broken homes. Can we have a good marriage if we did not see one growing up? I believe we can. WE can learn from negative experiences and negative models as well as from good ones. So examine what happened in you parent’s relationship and ask yourself, “what can I do to avoid that, what can we do to avoid that? Yes, I think you can certainly have a wholesome marriage even though you came up in a family that didn’t experience that.