An article in Psychology Today tells people how to be more happy in their marriages. The article explains that one of the key ingredients to a happy successful marriage is being enthusiastic about things. The author explains by stating that "The happiness of your romantic relationship, whether or not you are married, is intertwined with both your own happiness and the happiness of your children." She goes on to say that couples who get excited for each other when one or the other has good news normally score higher on intimacy and marital satisfaction.
This article does offer good insight into things that can possibly help a marriage relationship. The problem with this article and most other articles on happiness is that they are looking for happiness in the wrong places. Couples should strive to be happily married, but being enthusiastic about good news is hardly going to bring about true happiness. The only way a couple can be truly engaged and satisfied with their marriage is through seeking Christ and Christ alone. This is something that Christian marriage counselors should always keep in mind. Doing things to please your spouse is a great thing, but doing things does not bring about true satisfaction in marriage.