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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

On Marraige and Divorce

Marriage saves lives, while divorce harms the environment:

We could all extol the benefits of marriage and the consequences of divorce but I was surpsised today by these two articles that appeared side by side on Yahoo's front page this morning. One article says that not only is divorce bad, it is bad for the environment! Then right below that was a link to an ABC video (from Good Morning America, video is on the top right conrner) and a news article about how a wedding ring saved a man's life by deflecting a bullet.

I love the quote from the guy who was shot when he said "I know being married was a good thing, I just didn't know it was that good." And his wife follows up with "I think its a good lesson for men out there to learn: That its a good idea to wear that ring--it could come in handy sometime."

Here is a great quote on marriage from Alfred Adler:
"We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited."

or the more pessimistic view stated by Socrates always makes me laugh:
"My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher."

And for the simply humorous from Rita Rudner:
"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."

For the pragmatic:
"I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other's gaps." --Rocky Balboa

1 comment:

Dave Samples said...

My wife says, "you've got gaps...you've got gaps!"