The Sanctification of Married Life
MOST persons enter into married life as a matter of course, but marriage
will become a help or a hindrance according to the manner in which it
is handled. There is no doubt that some of the immense spiritual
possibilities are accessible through a married life, but all this
depends upon having the right attitude. Married life, a spiritual enterprise
From the spiritual point of view, married life will be a success only
if it is thoroughly determined by the vision of Truth. It cannot offer
much if it is based upon nothing more than the limited motives of mere
sex, or if it is inspired by considerations which usually prevail in
business partnership. It has to be undertaken as a real spiritual enterprise which is intended to discover what life can be at its best. When
the two partners launch together upon the spiritual adventure of
exploring the higher possibilities of spirit, they cannot at the outset
limit their experiment by any nice calculations concerning the nature
and amount of individual gain.
Married life almost always makes many demands upon both partners for mutual adjustment and understanding, and creates many problems which were not originally expected. Though this might in a sense be true of life in general it is particularly true of married life.