Friday, September 13, 2013

Character in Marriage

Marriage reveals the truth about your character. It tells about whether or not you are a person of integrity, whether or not your word can be trusted. While you may not realize it, your happiness or unhappiness is not coming from your spouse. It's coming from inside your self.

General George Marshall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, during World War II, and later Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State, married Elizabeth Cole. That's when Gen. Marshall was 21 years old. On the night of their wedding, Elizabeth told George that because of a medical condition, she could never have sex. Most young men would call off the marriage because of that. But not General Marshall. Throughout their 25-year marriage, he was never unfaithful to her.

Now, that is special, so extraordinary. Unthinkable! It's beyond human understanding. To be a person of character, you keep your lifetime vows. It's not easy, but it's the ultimate road to real, deep happiness and integrity before God and men.

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