"God bless you in this work." Tom and Lee Weikert
Dear Abby: Some months ago, you printed a letter from a reader who was disturbed that the spark was gone from her marriage.
I asked my husband whether the spark is gone from our 18-year marriage. His response: "A spark lasts only a second. It lights a fire. When the flame burns down, we are left with the hottest part of the fire, the embers, which burn the longest and keep the fire alive."
Betty in Cap May, N.J.
"For a marriage to have any chance, every day at least six things should go unsaid."
"You can't be right and married at the same time. If you're trying to be right and prove your partner wrong, you've stepped outside the marriage."
"To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car
because it's run out of gas."
Diane Sollee, smartmarriages.com
"If you want peace, work for justice. That's true for marriage, or for any other human endeavor."
"Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made everyday, made new."