GROWING UP

Sure, a couple can stay together "for better or for worse," but happiness and harmony together require more. A lot more. A solid relationship requires desire—a desire that transcends physical attraction, a desire for more than appeasement or simple compromise. It requires growing up.

Science and Health gives this guidance: "What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds" (p. 4). To bring these graceful qualities to a marriage demands a higher concept of "weddedness"—a weddedness to a "first love" (see Rev. 2:4). What is that? It is a love for one's God—who is divine Love—so sincere, honest, and persistent, that the yearning for growing in grace is a constant.

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