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Author draws from modern example while discussing keys to strengthen marriages

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Author and TheBlaze contributor Tracy Levinson joined Doc Thompson on “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” about what defines a good marriage.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, came under fire for their marriage when a 2002 quote from him was spotlighted in a recent article. Pence told The Hill that he doesn’t eat dinner alone with another woman and makes sure to keep his wife by his side at events where alcohol is served.

Tracy tackled the firestorm that Pence’s quote ignited and discussed how couples could learn from the Pences’ example — not necessarily by doing the same thing, but by realizing that commitment and self-sacrifice are important for a long marriage.

“I just think it’s interesting where people feel threatened by what someone else is doing. If that’s what Mike Pence and his wife have come up with, I think it’s great. They’re not making a statement that other people should do the same thing.”

Levinson, who wrote “Unashamed: Candid Conversations about Dating, Love, Nakedness and Faith," applied her own faith to the discussion and cited 1 Corinthians 13, a biblical passage that defines the qualities of real love.

“’Love protects,’" she quoted. “And that’s what Mike Pence is doing. He’s just trying to protect something that is precious to him.”

According to Tracy, everyone should similarly communicate with their spouse about serving each other’s needs. “’What does love look like in your marriage?’ That’s what everyone should ask.”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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