Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Happiness for a Lifetime

"People get from books the idea that if you have married the right person you may expect to go on 'being in love' for ever.  As a result, when they find they are not, they think this proves they have made a mistake and are entitled to a change--not realizing that, when they have changed, the glamour will presently go out of the new love just as it went out of the old one.  In this department of life, as in every other, thrills come at the beginning and do not last. . . Let the thrill go--let it die away--go on through the period of death into the quieter interest and happiness that follow--and you will find you are living in a world of new thrills all the time." (C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity)

Those are some words of wisdom for today!  Someone reading this article is thinking about leaving his/her family because the thrill is gone.  Leaving will not fix things.  Whatever thrill you find after leaving will die, too.  Husbands, find out how to love your wife with a godly love.  Wives, find out how to love your husbands with a godly love.  We can help you with that!  You will discover that happiness for a lifetime is much better than a thrill-a-minute.

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