“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”
~ Harville Hendrix
Jim and I have been married for seven months today. I love this quote because it describes our relationship so well. We started out as friends and our love has grown from there.
Before Jim almost died from an injury sustained when he was in Iraq, I never understood how people could go from being friends to feeling romantically about them. I thought that if a spark was going to be there it should be there from the beginning.
Boy was I wrong! Because we were friends first I know our relationship has a firm foundation of respect and fondness for one another. And the spark? God knows how that occurred, but it certainly did. We still feel like teenagers in love when we’re together.
What about you? Leave a comment and tell us – Do you feel that friendship is important to a good marriage/relationship?