Our Sunday school teacher reminded the class that things we want to last a long time must be treated with extraordinary care. I thought of the special care we give clothing worn on special occasions or fine china adorning our holiday tables. Likewise, our marriages deserve special attention if we want them to last. Our teacher counseled us to implement the following suggestions:
- Delight in the happiness of our spouse.
- Celebrate each day together as a treasured gift.
- Listen patiently to each other.
- Be kind, respectful, courteous and generous.
- Forgive freely.
- Be honest.
- Be grateful.
- Be faithful.
There’s nothing surprising in this list. But do we DO them? By striving each day to treat our spouse with delicate care, our marriages will be enhanced and preserved through the eternities.