To My Friend Who is Pondering Marriage

Dear Friend Who Is Pondering Marriage,

My friend, you’ve just asked me a difficult question. You’ve asked me whether I like the man you’ve chosen. You’ve asked me what I think of him. You want to know my opinion, you want to know whether you should say yes if he asks The Question.

What can I possibly say?

I know him… but only as a friend. As Your Friend. I don’t know his nervous habits, or what his breathing sounds like in the night. I can’t tell you whether his hugs feel strong or what he’d do in a crisis. I can’t read his heart and let you know whether the love he professes will last for as long as you both shall live. (more…)