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Welcome to Our Peaceful Family!

Thank you for visiting us today. We are Marcus and Ashley Kusi, marriage mentors who have been married since 2010 and have two amazing daughters.

Our life is an adventure! We have our ups and downs, but we are always learning and growing together as a couple.

Marcus and Ashley

On this blog, you’ll:

1. Learn how to adjust to married life, so you can build a strong foundation for the happy, healthy and fulfilling marriage you dreamed about before saying I Do. 

Two great places to start are our essential marriage advice for newlyweds article and this first year of marriage advice page. 

2. Be inspired to improve yourself so you can become a better husband or wife; while building a peaceful marriage, family, and home. 

Click here to read our most popular posts.

Click here to see the marriage resources we recommend for couples.

Our ultimate goal is to inspire and help you build a strong foundation for your marriage.


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Learn from our experiences.

We share everything that has worked for us, what is working for us, and what did not work. Plus what we are learning about marriage, parenting, family, and life with you.

Marriage is not easy. However, with commitment and hard work from both couples, it can be fun, exciting, and worth it.

You might be asking, “why are you two passionate about helping newlyweds adjust to married life?”


Great marriages and families that are built and nurtured on strong foundations will positively impact and make the world a better place.

Statistics show that most divorces happen within the first seven years of marriage, that’s why we want to help you start your marriage right.

As newlyweds, our first year of marriage was not a walk in the park.

We had some hard moments and struggled with many of the issues newlyweds face.

Such as:

» Difficulty communicating with each other.

» Job losses.

» Dealing with new behavior discoveries.

» Being overwhelmed from adjusting to each other and married life.

» Emergency situations.

» Having only one spouse bringing in the income.

» Arguing and fighting about money.

» Doubting if we married the right person.

» Who was going to do the chores after a long day at work

» And much more.

Needless to say, we fought about some of the dumbest things, like where to keep the shoes, which TV show to watch, etc.

Click here to read our hardest moments.

We knew that divorce was not an option we wanted to pursue, so we had a long talk one night and realized that:

Even though we were working to build a great marriage, our efforts were against each other.

Simply because we weren’t on the same page. We also discovered that learning how to communicate effectively was the missing piece in our marriage.

Ashley and Marcus Kusi Marriage Quote

We all communicate differently.

Once we discovered that we all communicate differently, we were able to resolve most of the issues we had by addressing them together.

We used our conflicts, struggles, problems, and hard moments to build a strong foundation for our marriage.

Considering how difficult our first year was, we wanted a resource that was relevant, non-religious, and created by couples closer to our generation. But there was not much out there.

More importantly:

Because of the success we have had, we created this website.

To provide you with actionable and practical tips that will help you build a strong foundation for the happy, healthy, and fulfilling marriage you desire.

In fact, we are not qualified professionally in any way to give advice to anyone. However, as marriage mentors, we believe our experience is one that other couples can benefit from.

We LOVE helping couples improve themselves and their relationship. Because we will never be where we are today without the help we received from other couples.

By learning from our experiences, and those of the great couples we interview on our podcast, you will learn the lessons married couples have learned the hard way to save you going through the same pain.

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Building a strong foundation.

Our First Year struggles helped us to build a strong foundation for the healthy and happy marriage we dreamed about before saying “I Do.”

Today, we are more than happy with each other, our marriage, and our family.

Having a mutually happy marriage with equality and living a peaceful lifestyle has played a huge role in our marriage. And we want to help you and your spouse to also have the marriage you both dream of.

Click here to see our best-selling marriage books.

Contact Us

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Lastly, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit us.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Check out Ashley’s blog about health, motherhood, and parenting by clicking here.

Marcus recently started a soccer blog for parents.