Jeremy Taylor on Marriage

Marriage has in it the labor of love, and the delicacies of friendship, the blessing of society, and the union of hands and hearts; it has in it less of beauty, but more of safety, than the single life; it has more care, but less danger; it is more merry, and more sad; is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, and it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.

—Sermon, The Marriage Ring (1653)

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  1. Marriage is a miracle in that 2 humans with free-will can live so closely together for so long, and the “burdens are delightful”, as Taylor says.

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