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Welcome to Our Peaceful Family!

Thank you for visiting us today. We’re 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 to become better individuals, and growing together as a couple.

Marcus and Ashley

On this blog, you’ll learn:

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

You can start by reading our best articles for improving yourself right now.

Click here to read our most popular articles for couples.

The skills and habits you need to 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. 

Now:

Join our community and get FREE access to the 7 Proven and Simple Steps we use to communicate without fighting right now.

Plus the monthly inspirational newsletter we send to married couples on the 1st day of every month.

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.

The truth is:

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 married couples?”

Because:

Marriages that are built and nurtured on a strong foundation will positively impact and make the world a better place.

As newlyweds, our first year of marriage wasn’t a walk in the park.

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

Like:

» 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 wasn’t 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. Also, we 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, and marriage issues to develop the skills we needed to build a strong foundation for our marriage.

Considering how difficult our first year was, we looked for a resource that was relevant, non-religious, and created by couples closer to our generation.

But there wasn’t much out there.

More importantly:

Because of the success we’ve had, we created this website.

To provide you with actionable and practical tips that will help you become a better spouse for the marriage you desire.

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

We LOVE helping married 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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Here’s the takeaway:

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

Our first year struggles enabled us to create a mutually happy marriage with equality, a peaceful lifestyle, and a fulfilling relationship.

And we want to help you and your spouse to have the marriage you both dream about too.

Click here to see our best-selling marriage books.

Contact Us

Email us at firstyearmarriage@gmail.com. We would love to hear your input, comments, critiques, feedback, and questions.

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

Cheers,

Ash & Marcus.

A fulfilling marriage starts with YOU.