to give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. it is a real act of faith—faith all of us must be willing to exercise. if we do it right, we end up sharing everything—all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys—with another person. -jeffrey r. holland
I remember reading this quote about the time we got married (and even years before that) but recently came across it again somewhere. anyways, it is so true. so so true. i'm so grateful for marriage. i'm so grateful for a way for two imperfect people to learn and grow together. it's hard, and it does take faith. and humility. and it is so so worth it. i remember when i was engaged and i was so incredibly grateful there was a way to make our relationship last forever and that was through marriage in the temple. i am still so grateful for marriage, it is truly ordained of God.