The Benefits of Marriage


On their 45th wedding anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration

Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife


Tom responds, Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all.

 It teaches you forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness and many great other qualities that you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single.