When I got married, I thought it would be the big things to be careful of; decisions of major proportions that I would be forced to make that would turn the tide of our marriage. I was wrong. It was stopping by that store on the way home or going back out to get something when you just got home. It is saying the right things at the right time. Major crises are few and far between, but dignity, respect and caring are the little maintenance areas that build the foundation of lasting love. Protect those with gentleness and the major crises will not move the marriage, but strengthen it!