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    "Wholeness?"

    Why did they, of all the people in the world, decide to marry? What were they looking for? Romance? Wholeness? Fulfillment?"
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    noun completeness



    Does wholeness here mean integrity?

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    Re: "Wholeness?"

    It means that each was looking for somebody to complete them. They were each looking for their other half.

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    Re: "Wholeness?"

    Please state the source and author of your quoted sentence, OD.

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    Re: "Wholeness?"

    My apologies for not quoting the source in the first place.

    Here is the whole paragraph:

    On the Keeping of Promises
    Often in my work with couples, I ask them to remember the original promise. What was the love and the hope they felt when they decided to marry? Why did they, of all the people in the world, decide to marry? What were they looking for? Romance? Wholeness? Fulfillment? I encourage them to remember the deep motivations that moved them then to each other. Could they rework that promise in the now? Often leaving is seen as a solution, but will leaving solve the deeper questions that moved and move us all? Herbert Anderson has authored a very helpful book called Promising Again. In that work, he suggests that the continual changes of marriages, and the changes of persons, create an ongoing need to "promise again," to renew and rework our commitments, often in truly creative ways. Both partners must covenant not so much to "keep a promise" as to mutually keep "promising again" as the inevitable difficulties and changes of life occur in their relationship. That process creates the covenant of fidelity we all long for; that answers some of our deepest needs and questions.
    --Ron Johnson, Ph.D.
    More:http://www.explorefaith.org/lifeline...ngpromises.htm

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