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Quotations:  

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called.
Colossians 3:14  (NKJV)
 
Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked,
does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness,
but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away;
if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

There is a sacred circle around every family which should be preserved.
No other one has any right in that sacred circle.
The husband and wife should be all to each other.
The wife should have no secrets to keep from her husband and let others know,
And the husband should have no secrets to keep from his wife to relate to others.
The heart of his wife should be the grave for the faults of her husband,
And the heart of the husband the grave for his wife’s faults.
Never should either part indulge in a joke at the expense of the other’s feelings.
Never should either the husband or wife in sport or in any other manner complain of each other to others, For frequently indulging in this foolish and what may seem perfectly harmless joking
Will end in trial with each other and perhaps estrangement.
I have been shown that there should be a sacred shield around every family.
 
The home circle should be regarded as a sacred place, a symbol of heaven, a mirror in which to reflect ourselves. Friends and acquaintances we may have, but in the home life they are not to meddle. A strong sense of proprietorship should be felt, Giving a sense of ease, restfulness, trust.
The Adventist Home, Ellen G. White, p. 177
 
“The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

“A man doesn’t own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife’s love.”  ~ Edwin Louis Cole (Ed Cole)