Honesty, forgiveness and devotion — [the] holy trinity of marital virtues. It has to be more than "he makes me feel good about myself," because that will pass. It has to be some commitment to each other's personal and spiritual well-being, a covenant to bring the other fully into the world. And in so doing, all loving relationships become the vehicle for what is quite extraordinary and simply divine.

Vanessa Southern, We Pledge Our Hearts by Edward Searl, editor