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


  • 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

  • Ceremony Reading

    My husband and I are not religious so this was perfect for a reading at our wedding and it is not used very often. If we can stick by this, we will be happy in a successful marriage.

    Recently Married 2012-04-12

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