He who finds a wife, finds a good gift. A Chinese proverb said, “To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” Thornton Wilder shares how THE PROMISE trumps LOVE in marriage:
I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that promise.”
Pray for ____________’s marriage. Pray that husbands love their wives as Christ loved he Church and gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25). In Jesus Name, Amen.