Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing (Ephesians 5:23–25).

Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends (Romans 12:10).

Blessed are they who have a sense of humor, for this attribute will be a handy shock absorber (Proverbs 17:22).

Blessed are the married couples who abstain from alcoholic beverages which wreck far more homes than recognized (Proverbs 20:1).

Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity (Ecclesiastes 9:9).

Blessed are those mates who never speak loudly to each other and who make their home a place “where seldom is heard a discouraging word” (1 Peter 3:1, 7).

Blessed are they who attain parenthood, for children are a heritage of the Lord (Psalm 127:1–5).

Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it, and who set aside some time each day for the reading of the Bible and prayer (1 Timothy 4:3; 2 Timothy 2:15).

Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend the worship services of the church (Hebrews 10:25).

Blessed are the husband and wife who can work out their problems of adjustment without interference from relatives (Genesis 2:22–24).

Blessed is the couple who do not overspend (Proverbs 21:20).

Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and home to Christ and practice His teachings by being unselfish, loyal, and loving (Colossians 1:18). The Christian Builder, May 24, 1985

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