Reflection of Marriage

Real love in marriage is something beyond the warmth and glow,
the excitement and romance, of being deeply in love.
It is the caring as much about the welfare and happiness
of your marriage partner as about your own.
But real love is not being totally absorbed in each other.
It means looking outward in the same direction, together.

Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them,
It makes joys more intense because you share them.
It makes you stronger so you can reach out
and become involved with life in ways
you would never dare risk alone.
The beautiful thing about love
is that it is an experience we share
with all people throughout the world.
Yet to everyone who falls in love
it is the most unique and precious thing in the world.