To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on November 8, 2015 in Picture Quotes

Most people get married believing a myth, that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for; companionship, intimacy, friendship. The truth is that marriage, at the start, is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in marriage; love is in people, and people put it into marriage. There is no romance in marriage; people have to infuse it into their marriages. A couple must learn the art, and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising– keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty.
-J. Allan Petersen

1 Comment

  1. Andrea Koukos Paul February 8, 2016 Reply

    This is beautiful…the most realistic & accurate “prescription” for a truly enduring & endearing marriage. Yet, I don’t believe people view marriage this way…or have even thought of marriage in this capacity. If husbands & wives truly did, I honestly believe marriages would be much happier, they would not end in divorce & the family unit would be maintained, so much healthier & happier. Mr. J. Allan Petersen has beautifully written the key to a happy & successful marriage.
    Just a wonderfully enlightening read.

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