According to 2012 data from the Office for National Statistics, 42 per cent of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. The sentiments and promises sincerely expressed on a wedding day do not guarantee a lasting marriage and nor does a Christian faith. You have to do more than just want a lasting marriage, and certainly more than merely expect it. So what can a wife do to strengthen her marriage? Here Ann Benton provides wise and practical counsel for women who want to ensure their marriages go the distance.