Friday, September 17, 2010

The Art of Marriage

Hello Husband! Hello Wifey!
We were married in a Catholic Church. It really was beautiful. Problem is, you can have and know lots of lovely readings... But the Catholic Church is quite strict about what readings etc... you have. They all need to be from the bible.
There was however, one reading that we both loved so much, that we put it in the back of our Order of Service so people could still read it.

The Art of Marriage - By Wilfred A. Peterson

Happiness is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with this day, it should continue through all the years.  
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other the atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual. And the obligation reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, It is being the right partner.


  1. That is a great reading. I especially love the last line- so very very true

  2. That last line is awesome. And I ADORE your dress & veil!


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