The Art of Marraige by Wilfred Arlan Peterson

I really like this but would prefer to say The Art of a Partnership, but I’m sure Mr Peterson won’t thank me for changing his title…

In the Art of Marriage the little things are the important things.

It means never being too old to hold hands, or to say I love you.

It’s never going to bed angry.

It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should
not end with the honeymoon. Allow it to continue through the years.

It’s having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It’s standing together facing the world.

It’s forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

It’s doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or
sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

It’s speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in
thoughtful ways.

It is not looking for perfection in each other and yet seeing each
other perfect as you are.

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

It’s having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It’s giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for things of the spirit.

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’s not only marrying the right partner, it’s being the right partner.



~ by tuscanystone on September 29, 2008.

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