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Marriage is not a federation of two sovereign states. It is a union–

It is a fusion of two hearts–
     the union of two lives–
          the coming together of two tributaries,
which, after being joined in marriage, will flow in the same channel in the same direction… carrying the same burdens of responsibility and obligation.

Modern girls argue that they have to earn an income, in order to establish a home, which would be impossible on their husband’s income.

That is sometimes the case, but it must always be viewed as a regrettable necessity, never as the normal or natural thing for a wife to have to do.

The average woman, if she gives her full time to her home
     her husband
          her children…

If she tries to understand her husband’s work…
     to curb his egotism while, at the same time, building up his self-esteem
     to kill his masculine conceit while encouraging all his hopes
     to establish around the family a circle of true friends…

If she provides in the home proper atmosphere of culture
     of love of music
          of beautiful furniture
               and of a garden…

If she can do all this, she will be engaged in a life work that will demand every ounce of her strength
     every bit of her patience
          every talent God has given her
               the utmost sacrifice of her love.

It will demand everything she has and more.
And she will find that for which she was created.
She will know that she is carrying out the plan of God.
She will be a partner with the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.

And so, today’s daughters need to think twice before they seek to make a place for themselves
     by themselves
          in our world today…

Dr. Peter Marshall (Chaplain of the U.S. Senate in the 1940’s who was a gifted speaker and passionate Scotsman)