Fiercely Loyal

A gentleman, after a loving marriage to the same woman for over sixty-one years, shared this piece of counsel:

Choose a companion you can always honor, you can always respect, one who will complement you in your own life, one to whom you can give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance, your entire loyalty. Determine that there will never be anything that will come between you that will disrupt your marriage. Make it work. Resolve to make it work. There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken and sometimes lives are destroyed. Be fiercely loyal one to another. –Gordon B. Hinckley

His words “fiercely loyal” stand out to me in that quotation. I picture someone fighting, with all his or her heart, might, mind, and strength for that loyalty.

What is loyalty to you? And, do you practice it in your relationships?