“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”.
-Gordon B. Hinckley
It IS a wonderful quote, but may I share another quote that I feel completes the picture?
“I was just sure the first ten years would be bliss. But during our first year together I discovered … there were a lot of adjustments. Of course, they weren’t the kind of thing you ran home to mother about. But I cried into my pillow now and again. The problems were almost always related to learning to live on someone else’s schedule and to do things someone else’s way. We loved each other, there was no doubt about that. But we also had to get used to each other. I think every couple has to get used to each other.”
-Marjorie P. Hinckley
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I love these quotes...together. They worked at their marriage just like everybody else and had adjustments, possibly arguments and trials. Hope for each of us when we fall short of treating our spouse with loving kindness. In every way they were a wonderful example of a strong and fulfilling marriage.