Quote from The Meaning of Marriage


If two spouses are spending a day together, the question of who gets each’s pleasure and who gives in can present itself every few minutes. And when it does, there are three possibilities: You can offer to serve with joy, you can make the offer with coldness or resentment, or you can selfishly insist on your own way. Only when both partners are regularly responding to one anther in the first way can the marriage thrive. But how hard that is!

— Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage (p.54)