A quote from Pope Francis:
"You do not know, dear brothers and sisters, you do not know how much children suffer, the little ones, when they witness the arguments and the separation of parents! Everything should be done to save a marriage. But is it normal to have arguments in marriage? Yes, it is normal. It happens. Sometimes 'plates fly'. But if love is real, then peace is made quickly. I offer this advice to spouses: argue as much as you want, but don't let the day end without making peace. Do you know why? Because 'the cold war' of the day after is extremely dangerous. How many marriages are saved when they have the courage at the end of the day to not make speeches but rather offer a caress, and peace is made! It is true, there are more complex situations, when the devil gets involved and entices the man with another woman who seems more beautiful than his wife, or when the devil entices the woman with another man who seems better than her husband. Ask for help straightaway. When this temptation comes, ask for help immediately."
— Encounter with the Catholic community of Latin rite in the Church of the Assumption, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2016
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