The Marriage Is the Thing You Want
Put your bridal magazines down for a bit and look at the big picture.
Enjoying the revelry at a bridal shower not long ago, I found myself among a group of married women tasked with giving the bride sage marriage advice. For those of us who at that point had more than 10 years of marriage experience to draw from, it was a challenge to zero in on exactly what to tell this beautiful young woman on the verge of becoming a Mrs. I remember surprising myself at how I got a little teary recalling how the depth of love for my husband despite the natural ups and downs of so many years together, had really deepened beyond the intense feelings of our wedding day.
Many of the women …