Art of Marriage

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.  A good marriage must 

be created.  In the art of 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".  

It is at no time taking the other for granted.  

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives; it is standing 

together facing the world.  

It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the 

spirit of joy. It is not expecting perfection in each other. 

It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding, and a sense of humor.  

It is having a capacity to forgive and forget. It is establishing a relationship in 

which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual, and the obligation is 

reciprocal.  

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.  

It is not marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.  

It is discovering that your love for one another at its best will never lose sight of 

or be blotted out by the commonplace experiences of life.