Displays of Affection

Love In Challenging Times

Nurses - Married Couple

From ABC News, this is Mindy and Ben Cayer, both nurses. They were seen in their protective gear, holding each other between surgeries at Tampa General Hospital.

Three Love Quotes To Melt Your Heart

This is a guest post from Sylvia Smith. Sylvia is a relationship expert with years of experience in training and helping couples in therapy. Her mission is to provide inspiration, support and empowerment to everyone on their journey to a great marriage:

"The world may see marriage differently now as old traditions are being replaced by new ones. But one thing is for sure: no other relationship of any kind can bring as much joy, generate as much good, or produce as much personal refinement as a marriage.

"Marriage is truly awesome! I'd like to present three love quotes to inspire you in your marital journey..."

Marriage as a Verb

Friendship - The Spark of Marriage Love and Tomorrow

What Does the “Free Hugs” Video Have to Do With It?

The following video has been viewed over seventy-eight million times on YouTube! That's 78,000,000.

(Make sure your speakers are turned on)

I think you know why I included this video on a blog called "Marriage Success." A fast kiss on the cheek or the lips is certainly a show of affection. But take a few seconds more and give your spouse a nice, deep hug. The affinity you deliver with a great hug is worth its weight in gold. And don't wait for the "right moment" to give your husband or wife a fabulous hug. Give them freely. They'll work wonders!

Additional info on the above video: After watching it, I found out about another Free Hugs "campaign" that was carried out in Santa Monica and one in South Korea, Amsterdam, Hollywood, Israel, China and on and on.

One guy, Juan Mann, started this phenomenon of simply giving out "free hugs." If you head over to YouTube and type in "free hugs," you'll find a ton of videos on this incredible wave of friendship and affinity.

Juan Mann decided to brighten up the lives of passerbys in Sydney, Australia by giving them free hugs. As a result hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of "free" hugs have been dispensed by complete strangers!

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