Excerpt From “The Art of a Good Marriage”

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 having a mutual sense of values, and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
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 not only marrying the right person -- it is being the right partner.

by Wilferd Arlan Peterson


  • Love

    Love this. A marriage takes work and effort and I love the guidance here.

    Myfamwy 2024-02-10

  • Mrs.

    I have been asked to read a poem at my granddaughter’s wedding, & have always liked this advice.

    Marlene Clark 2023-08-04

  • renewing our vows

    Good one

    Cindy 2015-08-29

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