A good marriage must be created.
It is a relationship based on love, respect and determination
on the part of both husband and wife.

In marriage the little things are the important things…

It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once each 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 of love 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.

Wildred A. Peterson


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