Thursday, June 2, 2011

Taking it Seriously

I've just finished reading To The Far Blue Mountains. The main character, Barnabas, talks about marriage. I thought it was worth sharing. The question is asked by his bride-to-be, Abigail.
"You don't think marriage is serious?"
"Of course, I do. It is the ultimate test of maturity, and many find excuses for avoiding it because they know they are not up to the challenge, or capable of carrying on a mature relationship."
Marriage inherently is a challenge with two people of a different family backgrounds and philosophies. They come together to create what is their family and who they are which takes time, commitment, energy, and maturity.

2 comments:

Sue said...

It's true. Marriage takes a lot of giving and accepting and respecting to flourish.

Thankfully, the returns are well worth the effort! I'll have to check out this book.

=)

The Best's said...

I love that! So true!