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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Falling Over and Over


I am sitting in a cafe, people gazing, trying to do some work, but two couples gave me a needed distraction. Here’s the rundown.

One older couple. The guy was fully grey-haired with a beard to match, weathered by life and time. The guy looked like he could have been a fisherman (the yellow rain suit type). The wife was quiet and petite, dressed modestly, with kindness in her eyes. The old couple didn’t dominate their time with words, just the simple affection of presence. Without a doubt, they could finish each other’s sentences. Mature love.

The other couple is young. Sweetness poured out to one another. Sharing food, drink, and inside stories and jokes. She’s enthralled in him with wonder in her eyes, and he’s poised to offer masculine confidence accompanied by openness. The conversation drifts from spontaneous laughter to serious, almost tearful talking. They share their phone and their young love: words, words, and more words. Young love.

As if separated by 30 years, these two couples displayed the mystery and wonder of a healthy marriage. A wise person once said, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” As I sipped my cinnamon-dusted cappuccino, I witnessed that fall several times.

 

Healthy individuals make healthy couples.

Healthy couples make healthy marriages.

 

Socrates gave this famous quote, “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

 

No philosophers were seen or heard that day.

Just love.

Young and mature.

 

 


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