Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it
But the beauty of a good wife speaks and shows for itself
A timeless beauty that is reflected in her soul
One that grows exponentially with each passing day
One that is evident in the passion she glamorously exhibits
And the unadulterated love she offers
Her heart is a fountain of unceasing love and forgiveness
Nothing measures up to the depth of warmth
And the fondness felt in the embrace of a good wife
In her embrace her spouse feels a sense of peace and security
In her embrace her spouse feels never alone
And never forgotten
In a world that can be so cruel
For your many beautiful acts of love
I say thank you, my love, my wife, my beautiful
On this International Women’s Day
For thou oh Julia art a woman worth celebrating everyday
© Mark Gadogbe (McApple), 2017
Marriage & Personal Development Author
Though there are no perfect people and relationships/marriages, it is possible that you can get to a point where you can say confidently of your partner that he/she is the “perfect” partner for you and you can’t think of anything that you would wish changes. And we can get there when we strive to offer affection before seeking perfection out of our spouses.
Affection constitutes tender expressions that result in feelings of closeness, passion, and security and results in marital satisfaction, intimacy, approval, hope, and pleasure…which can bring about perfection. For marriage to thrive, it needs frequent doses of affection which is a vital necessity for connecting with one’s spouse.
In the words of Hallifield Cosgayne O’Donnoghue:
Our husbands and wives however good, virtuous, or amiable, are yet mortal, and have the imperfections of their earthly origin: but still there are ten thousand graces and virtues, as strong to retain affection, as they were at first to conciliate it. Let it be the endeavour of both parties to cultivate a kind and affectionate feeling; let not all the little acts of attention and kindness which first won esteem and marked the progress of attachment, be permitted to terminate when it is of most importance to preserve its endearment. The cares of life will sufficiently operate to cool and freeze the current of affection; but a prompt and ready attention to every wish, an anticipation of every want, a well-timed offering, in memory of a wedding or birthday, will revive affection, and warm the coolness which would otherwise steal insensibly over the heart and affections.
Affection is vital for all healthy human relationships and when spouses cultivate the habit of being affectionate towards each other, they become emotionally bonded in a near-perfect way. Conjugal affection especially is like a delicate plant; be careful you don’t trample it. 🙂
God help us to increase the affection in our marriages!
© Mark Gadogbe (McApple)