Day’s Verse:
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 4:6
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Grass Leaves and Metal LeavesLast night, Ian sent me a word of the day: Maritorious, meaning “excessively fond of one’s husband.” Uxorious is the husband-for-wife version of the term.

The more I ponder about this word, the more I doubt it is truly possible. I think you could demonstrate your fondness to excess — being overly fawning, for example, becomes onerous to the fawn-ee quite rapidly, not to mention uncomfortable for people around the overly demonstrative couple. But to saying that a woman could harbor excessive fondness for her spouse is like saying a person can have too much joy in her life.

To maritoriousness, uxoriousness, and overly abundant joy, I say: Bring it on.

KF quality

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