Monday, March 14, 2011

Marriage Monday: What does marriage encompass?

"Marriage is designed to satisfy this deep search for intimacy. Thus, marriage is not simply a relationship; it is an intimate relationship that encompasses all aspects of life: intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical. In a marriage relationship, a husband and wife share life with each other in the deepest possible way. They view themselves as a unified team, not as two individuals who happen to be living in close proximity."

--The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman

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Jenni Elyse said...

Great quote. I really need to remember this because a lot of time it feels like Corey and I are just roommates. I know we're more than that, but with the issues I'm working through, it feels like the husband/wife aspect of our relationship is missing.

Stacy Henrie said...

Love this quote. Maybe that's why great marriages take work, because there are all those intimate levels to make sure are functioning well for both spouses.