Today, we begin "Our Marriages and the Marriages of Our Sons and Daughters." The hours spent in our home talking through what God called, "The Grace of Life."

It is such a pleasure for Deborah and me…and our children who all participate in some way. Our married children talk about their times of preparation for marriage and what happen when the time came for marital love. J.R. Miller has communicated what I hope is the legacy of these gatherings – the secrets of happy home life:

“What are some of the secrets of happy home life?

The answer might be given in one word – Christ.

Christ at the marriage-alter;

Christ on the bridal journey;

Christ when the new home is set up;

Christ when the baby is born;

Christ when a child dies;

Christ in the pinching times;

Christ in the days of plenty;

Christ in the nursery, in the kitchen, in the parlor;

Christ in the toil and in the rest;

Christ along all the years;

Christ when the wedded pair walk toward the sunset gates;

Christ in the sad hour when farewells are spoken, and one goes on before and the other stays, bearing the unshared grief;

Christ is the secret of happy home life.”

J.R. Miller, The Secrets of Happy Home Life

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