A while back
Cheryl and I were sitting in the middle of a group
finding ourselves to be the oldest ones in the room
—which for some reason, seems to be happening more and more—
And during a lull in the conversation
—who happens to be 15 years our junior—
Mike and Cheryl, what’s your advice for marriage?
And we laughed
because we almost never get asked this kind of question
Want to hear our response?
(which took us about a week to come up with)
I say, Be faithful to God and be faithful to your spouse
—which sounds kind of preacherish—
and Cheryl adds, Don’t forget to be kind
And you know what?
—Now that I think about it—
in the day-to-day living of marriage
might be the best advice of all.