Reflections on Marriage

More and more these days, it seems like the attitude of the younger generation is "Why marriage?"  It's a good question, and I think the answer lies in part because the romantic ideal is still that a man and a woman will fall in love, get married, have a family and grow old together.  What is more delightful than seeing the growing oneness of a married couple learning to connect with each other in a dozen different ways?  Sometimes it shows up in their humorous exchanges, other times simply in the way they glance at each other; one thing I especially enjoy seeing is when a couple manages to coordinate things despite little being said, a little like dancers or skaters who know each other's moves by heart.  Whether married five years or 20, the telltale signs of connectedness sparkle as they share the joys of life or glow warmly in the way they support one another in the hard places.  Also, it is gratifying to see the ever-growing sureness of one...(Read Full Article)