Marriage Vows Provide Security, If You Mean Them — A Quote by Gary Smalley in “I Promise”

“That’s the kind of promise you made when you launched your marriage. It was built into your wedding vows. You promised to love and cherish your mate ‘for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.’ That was your first married promise, it was not conditional. It had no term limits or expiration date. It was meant to remain in effect from that moment until one or both of you leave this earth for the kingdom of heaven. That promise was meant to provide a solid base of security for your marriage. Whatever happens, you have promised to love your husband or your wife. It doesn’t matter whether you get upset with each other. It doesn’t matter if you get bored with the routine. It doesn’t matter if the money you expected is not there. It doesn’t matter if either of you loses your attractiveness, turns grumpy, sour, or uncommunicative, gets a debilitating illness, or falls into deep depression. You will love him. You will cherish her. You promised. And that promise gives your marriage security.”

Gary Smalley, “I Promise”, Kindle location 278

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