Choosing your wedding reading or poem can be tricky. You want something that is personal to you but some couples maybe don’t have that. We now have a whole heap of wedding reading ideas on our blog so you can pick something that fits with and resonates with the two of you as a couple. From classic to alternative readings there are lots to choose from. Today we share this beautiful and classic reading The Art of Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Peterson. Enjoy!
The Art Of 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 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 the whole
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 old.
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.
Find more about Wilferd Arlan Peterson and his work here