Ceremony Reading :: The Art of a Good Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Paterson

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The Art Of A Good Marriage
by 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 family.
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.

4 comments

  • TRACY LEWIS says:

    I would like to use the art of marriage poem for a book I am writing on weddings. Who can I talk to to get permission to do so?

  • Brenda J. Stemmler says:

    I would like to use a poem that Mr. Peterson wrotein a poem I am writing. This book is a deication to my husband who died of stage 1V lung cancer. My husband had the poem hanging in his work shed on his pegboard. It starts out.

    Slow me down Lord!

    Ease the pounding of my heart
    By the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my hurried pace
    With a vision of the eternal reachof time.
    Give me,
    Amidst the confusions of the day,
    The calmness of everlasting hills.
    Thank you Brenda J.Stemmler

    __Wilferd A. Peterson

  • Brenda J. Stemmler says:

    I would like to use a poem that Mr. Peterson wrotein a poem I am writing. This book is a deication to my husband who died of stage 1V lung cancer. My husband had the poem hanging in his work shed on his pegboard. It starts out.

    Slow me down Lord!

    Ease the pounding of my heart
    By the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my hurried pace
    With a vision of the eternal reachof time.
    Give me,
    Amidst the confusions of the day,
    The calmness of everlasting hills.
    Thank you Brenda J.Stemmler

    __Wilferd A. Peterson

    Who can I talk to to get permission?

  • Brenda J. Stemmler says:

    I would like to use a poem that Mr. Peterson wrotein a book II am writing. This book is a deication to my husband who died of stage 1V lung cancer. My husband had the poem hanging in his work shed on his pegboard. It starts out.

    Slow me down Lord!

    Ease the pounding of my heart
    By the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my hurried pace
    With a vision of the eternal reachof time.
    Give me,
    Amidst the confusions of the day,
    The calmness of everlasting hills.
    Thank you Brenda J.Stemmler

    __Wilferd A. Peterson

    Who can I talk to to get permission?

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