Because I love and cherish you, these things I promise I will do.
I vow to tell you what is true, that you might have all that is grace.
I vow to put aside my view, and paint my portrait from your place.
When you must your dreams renew, I vow to give you ample space.
I vow to make your worries few, and with my kiss your fears erase.
I vow to love each day anew, for love must dance through time and space,
And when our struggles leave you blue, I vow to give you warm embrace.
And now as we make one of two, too deep to know, too vast to trace,
These things I promise I will do – because I love and cherish you.
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 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.