Husbands and wives should be as two sweet friends, bred under one constellation, tempered by an influence from heaven whereof neither can give any reason, save mercy and providence first made them so, and then made their match; saying, see God hath determined us out of this vast world each for

[the] other. —Daniel Rogers (Puritan)

Below is a picture of the two of us atop Lookout Mountain on the first full day of our honeymoon. The photo was shot by a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary, while we had not yet reached our thirtieth hour of marriage.