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The Foundation for a Happy Marriage

March 24, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on how to have a happy marriage.

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You can find countless books—and daytime television programs—dedicated to marital topics, but St. Tikhon of Zadonsk gives us the foundation for a happy marriage:

The husband and wife must lay virtue, and not passion, as the foundation of their love, that is, when the husband sees any fault in his wife, he must nudge her meekly, and the wife must submit to her husband in this. Likewise when a wife sees some fault in her husband, she must exhort him, and he is obliged to hear her. In this manner their love will be faithful and unbroken, and thereby having mutually composed their happiness, they shall take pleasure in the virtue.

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