“Pastors ought to be most careful in the choice of a wife, for she may be either a help or a hindrance not merely to his comfort but to his work. A good wife advises her husband on every important matter, and often restrains him from hasty speech … receives him weary, discouraged, irritable, and sends him out again strong, hopeful, sweet-tempered. The woman is in the shadow and the man stands in the open, and it is not until the woman dies and the man is left alone that the people or he himself knows what she has been. A true wife is the husband’s better half, his flower of beauty, and his heart’s treasure. In her company he finds his earthly heaven; she is the light of his home, the comfort of his soul.”

-John Watson

Thank you Carla for giving this quote life and breath and living this out with me.

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