What was our life like? I almost don’t remember now. Though I remember it, the space of time it occupied. And I remember it fondly.
If knowledge is lacking, your destruction is inevitable.
Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
My darling, pray daily for me, this is my special request.
Out of the frying pan into the fire! What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? No different!
If you are longing for something more than the hit-and-run relationship cycle, something beautiful and meaningful in your life, then I’m going to lay it on the line. You must let go of the captain’s position in your life and trust Him. You must give up the little you’re hanging on to now to gain something infinitely greater. You must let go of the helm and let Him lead.
And so, standing before the aforesaid officiator, the two swore that at every other time of their lives till death took them, they would assuredly believe, feel, and desire precisely as they had believed, felt, and desired during the few preceding weeks. What was as remarkable as the undertaking itself was the fact that nobody seemed at all surprised at what they swore.
…marriage is foremost a vocation. Two people are called together to fulfill a mission that God has given them. Marriage is a spiritual reality. That is to say, a man and a woman come together for life, not just because they experience deep love for each other, but because they believe that God loves each of them with an infinite love and has called them to each other to be living witnesses of that love. To love is to embody God’s infinite love in a faithful communion with another human being.
In other words, it’s one of those books you thrust on your partner with an incredulous cry of “This is me!
If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.