It's also linked to Inspire Me Monday.
marriage is a promise...to have and to hold, from this day forward...and so on.
But promises go both ways. For a promise to be worth anything, we have to have faith in our mate's sincerity in making it.
This can be tough to do. We get bombarded through the media buy reports of how parlous is the state of marriage, with people thinking promises are conditional, and that fidelity is a convenience.
But for the whole thing to work, the promises have to be real, and we have to be real in accepting the promises as given, and in not looking behind them to see if there are any cracks or voids or wooden scaffolding holding up what's supposed to be solid granite.
We have to trust. We have to have faith.
And you know what? Trust engenders trust.
if we're trusted, we tend to become trustworthy. Lust like if we're loved, we tend to love in return.
Yes, it's a risk. Marriage is a risk. Life is a risk. bad things happen to good people, but the only way to escape that is in death.
I don't want to be dead. Do you?
So I think I'll have faith in the promises my wife gave on that white day, years ago, and renewed with every sunrise.
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