habitually yours.

“In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.”

Timothy KellerThe Meaning of Marriage: Finding Happiness in Your Most Profound Relationship


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3 thoughts on “habitually yours.”

  1. That’s beautiful. Perhaps, necessary and admirable too. And definitely underrated.

    Have you watched Before Midnight? It encapsulates the same. So, so good.

    1. Madiha not yet but its next on the list.
      I know this really struck a chord with me. Seeing so much around me which is falling apart as a result of odd unrealistic expectations. Maybe a reassessment is needed from time to time.

  2. absolutely loved the title and i second the thought that one needs to reassess, feel blessed and happy with what one hold and can revive the moments.

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