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A young wife married only a few weeks shared with family and friends, “I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who makes me so happy. I love him so much.”

This declaration of love is exciting though expected from a newlywed. The young wife’s comment stood out for me because down the road a week, a month, a year or more, she could be mad as mad can be at her husband or hurt deeply by him. The husband could be just as wonderful as he was in the beginning, but some flaws may have poked up through the glow.

Divorce rates are up. Rates in pride likely are up as well. The wife could begin weighing her feelings and her husband’s imperfections against her commitment to him. What should she do? A little story on the web holds a gem of an answer.

A reporter asked an old couple, “How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?” The woman replied, “We were born in a time when if something was broken, we would FIX it, not throw it away.”

Advice I follow goes like this. Couples need to choose wisely in the beginning then let their feelings of love guide them in their actions toward one another. They need to feel anew their gratitude for their wonderful (almost perfect but not quite) spouses who make them so happy (except when they feel unhappy or mad). Also, they need to speak their words of love to each other then pray together again with one heart.

Staying together in love surely beats the alternative.

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