Monday, February 13, 2012

Marriage Monday: Happiness, Concern, Comfort

I love this quote so much that I have printed it and it is now hanging in my home.

“I am satisfied that happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion. Any man who will make his wife’s comfort his first concern will stay in love with her throughout their lives and through the eternity yet to come.”

I love so much the way this entire quote was worded. I am confident that Gordon B. Hinckley carefully and specifically determined how this would come across and he meant it just as such. Certainly a good lesson for both a husband and a wife!

What are your thoughts?
 Did anything stick out to you?


Quote from Gordon B. Hinckley (given in Anchorage, Alaska, regional conference, 18 June 1995), 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

4 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Is it considered irreverent that after reading that quote, I can't stop thinking about the wedding from the Princess Bride…"Mawwedge. Mawwedge is what bwings us togever today."

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

HAHA not at all Jessica, not at all! :)

katmhales said...

I love that Pres. Hinkley reminds us that it isn't all about the romance in a relationship. But that it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion. And P.S. ... I LOVE the Princess Bride.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Kat isn't it just filled with great words!? Anxious concern. I love it!