Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Secrets of Happy Home Life

"What are some of the secrets of happy home life?
The answer might be given in one word — Christ.
Christ at the marriage altar;
Christ on the bridal journey;
Christ when the new home is set up;
Christ when the baby is born;
Christ when a child dies;
Christ in the pinching times;
Christ in the days of plenty;
Christ in the nursery, in the kitchen, in the parlor;
Christ in the toil and in the rest;
Christ along all the years;
Christ when the wedded pair walk toward the sunset gates;
Christ in the sad hour when farewells are spoken,
and one goes on before and the other stays,
bearing the unshared grief.
Christ is the secret of happy home life."
JR Miller, from the book, The Secrets of Happy Home Life.

Thank you Mr. Brown for this.


Dutchess said...

He's got that right!

Miss Kelly & Miss Andrea said...

And doesn't he!

Which brings up a context which is spoken of much here on this blog. "Christ at the marriage alter"

Young ladies who seek to be wedded to a Christ-centered man and reap the fruit of a happy home life,
must reflect Christ in all thing themselves as well. For a Christ-centered man can spot a Christ-centered women as she contrasts many of her sex.

She seeks to do things with unselfish motives for the edifying of others. Her nature is manifested outwardly and she is a relection of her inward selfless Christ-like motives.