[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of April 14-20 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over approximately 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 263-Anchoring a Drifting Marriage

Questioner: In many marriages tastes and interests change, and at times most couples feel some drifting apart. Doesn't marriage by its very nature involve a certain amount of ups and downs?

Speaker: I think any partnership has adjustment periods. I recall reading an article by a divorce lawyer wherein he said, "Marriage merely shows people up" (This Week Magazine, Nov. 20,1966). It's not marriage that fails; it's people. People do have their ups and downs, especially when they are looking for what they can get out of marriage instead of what they can put into it. You know, it's a fifty-fifty proposition. Some feel it's sixty-forty or even worse.

Suppose that a couple, instead of looking for what they might get out of marriage, were dedicating their years together to a mutual discovery of man's spiritual nature and then took time to appreciate, express gratitude for, and cherish the Godlike qualities in each other. 

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Words of Current Interest
April 22, 1967

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