Marriage Takes Three


“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work” (Ecclesiastes 4:9,12).

Before Columbus set sail to cross the Atlantic, it was believed that the world ended somewhere past Gibraltar. The royal motto said plainly, “Ne Plus Ultra,” meaning, “there is no more beyond here.”

But then, when Columbus returned, he actually discovered a whole new world. The ancient motto was now meaningless. In this crisis, someone made a noble and thrifty suggestion which Queen Isabella acted on. It was simply that the first word, “ne,” be deleted, leaving just two words: plus ultra – “there is plenty more beyond.”

(First Name) and (First Name) today is your wedding day, but your marriage is only beginning. “Plus Ultra,” there is plenty more beyond.

Romantic love is an essential ingredient of human development. The problem arises when romantic love is projected, promoted, and propagandized as the living end, the goal, and the pinnacle of life’s experience. Romantic love is not the living end; it is merely part of the learning process. A marriage relationship founded on romantic love…

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