Marriage Is For Life

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord...Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and give himself for it...So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.” (Eph. 5:22-28). I saw a man die. As the doctor left the room, and the dying man knew that the end of his life was near, he patted his wife’s hand and whispered, “You’ve been sweet to me!” He used his last breath to make her happy -- to say something that she would remember and whisper to herself throughout the years to come.

There are no unimportant days in marriage. Each day is complete -- a little lifetime. Each member of a marriage partnership is bound by God to love the other as he loves himself. Each wants to be happy; so he must work to make his partner in marriage happy. Shall it be words? Smiles? A tender touch? An expression of appreciation or a stirring memory? Courtesy, counsel, and consideration are the three C’s of marriage.

It is not hard to make a happy marriage. Someone said, “Forget yourself!” I say, “Remember yourself enough to know what your heart needs; then give that longed-for tenderness to another!” Crowd every bit of happiness possible into every day. A lifetime of happiness awaits a husband and wife who give their thoughts and attention to their God, to each other, and to their children. – From Religious Reminder.

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