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Anniversary Schmaltz

An intelligent, discreet, and pious young woman is worth more than all the money in the world. Tell her that you love her more than your own life, because this present life is nothing, and that your only hope is that the two of you pass through this life in such a way that, in the world to come, you will be united in perfect love.

That’s St. John Chrysostom. I used those words to dedicated my book The Fathers of the Church to my wife Terri. She and I are married twenty-one years today.

15 thoughts on “Anniversary Schmaltz

  1. Happy 21rst Anniversary Mike and Terri, and wishing you many, many more healthy and happy years together!

  2. God grant you many (more) years! Congratulations!

  3. Thanks, guys! I know a bookseller who sold many copies of my book by telling men to buy it for their wives, cross out Terri’s name on the dedication, and write in their own wife’s name. I’m told it worked for brownie points. I know it sold some books, at least!

  4. That’s a fantastic quote – I’m stealing it. Happy anniversary!

  5. Happy anniversary Mike and Terri!!! Wow, 21 years!

  6. Mnay congratulations!

  7. Just clipped it for my wife. Congratulations my friend. You have my prayers.

  8. Congratulations. Many more.

  9. Congratulations! We’re just one year ahead of you on the anniversary trail …

  10. Happy anniversary, and many happy returns of the day!

  11. Happy anniversary.

    “I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of not being separated in the life reserved for us. … I place your love above all things, and nothing would be more bitter or painful to me than to be of a different mind than you.”
    – Chrysostom, as quoted in the Catechism

  12. Congratulations and many years!

  13. Just beginning, eh, to find out what Love is all about-May it grow more deeply, more abundantly, more Gracefilled!!Anna

  14. Belated congrats and best wishes for a happy celebration and many more to come!

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