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The True Wesleyan - 1851

Married Life
Deceive not one another in small things nor in great. One little lie has before now, disturbed a whole married life. A small cause has often great consequences. Fold not the arms together and sit idle. "Laziness is the devil's cushion." One's own health is of more worth than gold. Many a marriage begins like the rosy morning, and then falls away like a snow-wreath. And Why! Because the married couple neglect to be as well pleasing to each other after marriage as before. Endeavor always to please one another; but at the same time, keep God in your thoughts. Lavish not all your love on today, for tomorrow too! "Spare," as on may say, "fuel for the winter." Consider, my daughters, what the word "wife" expresses. The married woman is the husbands's domestic faith: he must be able to entrust her with the key of his heart, as well as the key to his house. His honor and his home are under her keeping, his well-being in her hand. Think of this! And you sons, be faithful husbands, and good fathers of families. Act so that your wives shall esteem and love you. (The True Wesleyan, July 5, 1851 Vol. IX. No. 27)

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