The marriage covenant is one of the most significant relationships we can enter into with someone else. We anticipate good things when we couple up in this way.
It turns out that those of us who are married, besides enjoying all the usual benefits it can provide, have a decreased risk of heart disease.
Of course there are other relationships, which can benefit people too. Even if marriage isn’t on the horizon, nurturing qualities such as honesty, unselfishness and love in all our relationships can surely boost our health and well being.
My colleague from Oregon, John Clague, shares his insight into the benefits of loving relationships. Originally published in the Oregonian, read more here.