A lady was escorted to a wedding by her twenty-four-year-old bachelor son. He appeared to be unaffected by the ceremony until the bride and groom lit a single candle with their candles and then blew out their own. With that he brightened up and whispered, “I’ve never seen that done before.” She whispered back, “You know what it means, don’t you?” His response: “No more old flames?”
I suppose the young man was partially right, but there is so much more to a successful marriage than renouncing old relationships. It takes more than that to ensure that love’s flame will continue to burn bright. Married couples must never take each other for granted, but they should try to fan the flames of their love every single day.
“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”—Ephesians 5:33.