Marriage is in many ways a simplification of life, and it naturally combines the strengths and wills of two people so that, together, they seem to reach farther into the future than they did before. Above all, marriage is a new task and a new seriousness—a new demand on the strength and generosity of each partner, and a great new danger for both.
The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other the guardian of his or her solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.
Marriage brings peace of mind as love grows between the couple. A woman needs to be loved by her husband and a man needs to be respected by his wife. However, men often define love differently than their wives, while women often don’t know how to define respect.
Of course, understanding what it means to love and respect will definitely avoid any relational land-mines. The result can be greater love, deeper intimacy and movement toward the kind of marriage that God probably desires for us.
Congrats to my NS buddy, Mohd Herman aka Declone, who finally ended his jap AV fantasies bachelorhood and tying the knot last weekend.
PS: Sorry I forgot to reload new batteries into the camera and it conked out on me right before the most important event of all, the solemnisation ceremony. And imagine my luck that I was sitting right in front of you. Talk about perfect angle and perfect timing !!