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We’ve all seen a few wives who have huge diamonds on their wedding rings.

We’ve looked at those multi-karat rings and admired the beauty of the crystalline sparkles.

What we haven’t admired are the empty marriages that some of those wives have had.

Yes, big diamonds are impressive.

But empty marriages are not.

Actually, they are depressing.

To live.

And even to observe.

Would that wife exchange the costly rock on her finger for a tiny chip of a diamond if it meant having a marriage filled with kindness, trust, forgiveness, diligence and, yes, romance?

What do you think?

Borrowing from Jesus’ teaching, what does it profit a wife if she gains the whole world of apparrel/accessories wealth and yet she is stuck with an empty marriage?

The principle applies to carnal-minded husbands, as well, except the showpiece in his mind is not the diamond on his finger but instead the 24k trophy wife on his arm.

We humans are sometimes crazy in how we mis-value things.

There’s a much better, much simpler indicator of a good life.

King Solomon, a man who was brilliant and unfathomably rich, wrote these words toward the end of his life when his observations finally gained more of a voice than did his younger-life passions.

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.” (Proverbs 17:1)

I pray that we’ll all resist karat-chasing.

A microwaved, day-old pizza shared with a smiling spouse is SO much tastier than prime rib amidst diamond-studded scowls.

As always, I love you

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