COURAGE. Die to self daily. The only way in which the saints were able to accept martyrdom and "lay down their lives of their own accord" like Christ was because they had been dying to self all their lives.
“An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” – G.K. Chesterton #Quotes
"BUT THE LOVE of man and woman is not an institution that can be abolished, or a contract that can be terminated. It is something older than all institutions or contracts, and something that is certain to outlast them all. ... the vital value ultimately found in this attraction is, of course, the renewal of the race itself." ~ from "The Superstition of Divorce" http://gkcdaily.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-triangle-of-truisms.html