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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

"Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest. " Ecclesiastes 9:9

I've been reading this forwarded email (from my friend Gary) again and again the whole morning and it's just too good not to share:
A young couple committed to each other often finds marriage to be a lot of work. The first few years are a time of adjustment and compromise, a time to settle the basic issues. Then you may decide to have children, with all the work entails. As your family grows, so do your bills and your work harder and longer.
Don't let all the issues and the children and the stress destroy the joy that comes with marriage. Never be too busy to enjoy quiet times with your spouse, to laugh or play like the children you once were together. Keep your relationship young and happy. In time, your children will grow up and leave, and once again it will be just the two of you. Will you find that you and your spouse are strangers, or will you greet that time of your life with joy? It all depends on what you do now.
"Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest. " Ecclesiastes 9:9
Prayer: Father, remind us how to play and how to enjoy being with each other. Help us remain best friends and lovers throughout our lives.