I was at a shopping mall recently and observed an elderly couple walking together hand in hand. I wondered how long they were married and what their life journey must have been. I hoped that someday my wife and I would be as old as them, walking hand in hand in the twilight of our life.

A healthy marriage is three-dimensional encompassing emotional, spiritual, and physical transparency. Marriages that regularly experience all three levels of intimacy weather the storms of life, creating the kind of bond I witnessed with the elderly couple in the mall.