Marriage: a Promise

Today I just want to post a though-provoking quote about marriage as a promise:

“I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that promise.”

Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth, a play that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1942

3 responses to “Marriage: a Promise

  1. Kathleen Quiring

    Lovely. I really like this. That is what marriage really is all about, isn’t it?

  2. Indeed. What a great writer who conveyed it perfectly.

  3. I really like this.

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