What makes a marriage bloom and grow

Statistics relating to divorce today are deeply disquieting. People wonder what the long-range effects will be—for society in general, and for our children.

Some young men and women are still ever-hopeful of finding the perfect person to spend their lives with. Older unmarried people may have, on the surface, fewer illusions about finding the proverbial Prince or Princess Charming. But those who wish to marry, as well as many who already have married, still yearn for the kind of partnership that will bloom and grow over years of commitment.

There is a lot of discussion about commitment—the need to be dedicated to making a marriage work. Many marriages start out with every expectation of success, with the mutual promise to work hard, to love and honor each other; and this is certainly a proper motive and the right way to begin.

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Christ comes to the flesh
July 21, 1986

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