Sunday, August 28, 2005

The art of a good marriage - Wilferd Alan Peterson

I think this sums it up perfectly:

The Art Of A Good Marriage
Wilferd Arlan Peterson


Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In 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 the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together 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 cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an 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 is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

2 Comments:

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Thanks for sharing this. Wise words.

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger Morgaine said...

Wonderful, wise words, I agree completely. Would love a hardcopy of this to hang up at Camelot, our new home. Thanks for sharing this with us and well done!

Morgaine.

 

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