much as I would miss my wife if she were to die,
I would miss what we are together even
more. Our "we-ness," our "us-ness."
After all these years, I see that I was
mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live
outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
are often enamored with my Super Bowl ring. But it's
my wedding ring that I'm most proud of. And having a good
marriage takes even more work than winning a Super Bowl.
I pay very little regard. . . to what a young
says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a
disinclination for it, I only set it down that they
haven't seen the right person yet.
didn't marry you because
were perfect. I didn't
you. I married you
gave me a
made up for
faults. And the promise
made up for
and it was the
marriage. And when
children were growing up,
wasn't a house that
wasn't our love
protected them--it was that promise.
marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather
than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts,
an enabler rather than a reformer.
Wright and Gary J. Oliver
|Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in
a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is tahtthe frist and
lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is
bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
Guess this means I don't have to feel so bad about my spelling. Also makes me think we should be
able to apply this principle to marital communication. Try to listen for the meaning instead of nit-picking
at the fine points. -Diane Sollee
those "and they lived happily ever after" fairy tale
endings need to be
changed to "and they began the very hard work of making their
marriages happy." -Linda
Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of marriage, master?
And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days,
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
marriages begin when we marry the ones we love,
and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
very neat. My wife is messy--never picks anything up.
Doesn't even notice the mess--it's below her radar. I cured
myself from my annoyance with her by imagining that she had died
and then asking myself, "If you could bring her back to life
still be messy, leave clutter all over the house--5 pairs of shoes
living room, would you still want her back?" "Yes,
And it cured me. Whenever I get annoyed
with her mess, I rerun the script.
great marriage is not when the
"perfect couple" comes together
It is when an imperfect couple learns
to enjoy their differences.
good marriage is one which allows for
change and growth in the individuals and
in the way they express their love.
|It is not a lack of love, but a lack of
that makes unhappy marriages.
keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right shut up.
you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be the shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be the warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness for you,
now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
to enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon this earth.
kind of marriage you make depends upon the kind of person
you are. If you are a happy, well-adjusted person, the
your marriage will be a happy one. If you have made
adjustments so far
with more satisfaction than distress, you are likely to make your
marriage and family adjustments satisfactorily. If you are
and bitter about your lot in life, you will have to change before
you can expect to live happily ever after.
Duvall and Reuben Hill
|Marriage is not just spiritual communion;
it is also remembering to take out the trash.
Art Of Marriage
marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big
never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least
once each day.
never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole
speaking words of appreciation and
demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not
only marrying the right partner. . .
It is being the right partner.
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