Wife E. and I entered an arranged relationship, which grew into love -- and marriage. This meant negotiating a range of things at the start, which E. called doing everything backwards. An important pact we made with each other was to support one another's calling from God -- and this we have done. If this has meant staying up till the morning hours, or cancelling other activities, poring over academic difficulties, making one another coffee or tea, or even buying a new computer (see yesterday's post), we have done it. I myself have considered it a God-given obligation -- and privilege. OBSERVATION: That's our "profile picture" on the right. In fact I think it would be good for all couples not just to drift into marriage, but to give things thoughtful attention first -- and many do.