Wonderful piece in the Post this morning by William Raspberry, who has a great understanding of what is wrong with marriage and relationships today. It includes this lovely quote by theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
“Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal—it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man. . . . It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”
- Marriage Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts (Washington Post, free registration may be required).