A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of my Mother’s company for a girls’ day. Just mother and daughter time filled with shopping, antiquing, eating and being pampered. States between us, this was a real treat.
While antiquing I found an unexpected attraction and blog topic.
Heavy and interesting stuff! Upon further research, I discovered this rendering was a shortened version of Wilferd A. Peterson’s poem, “The Art of Marriage.”
In the fictional world we often read, watch or try to create the dynamics of marriage in a story. The fairy tale. The good and passionate. The headless and bad. And sometimes the really ugly. Above, Wilferd wrote what he believed to be the bases of any true and lasting marriage.
I believe that all people should have the right to be married to whomever they choose. On the flip side, I believe marriage is not for everyone. It’s certainly not the only route a life can happily take. However, should one decide to make the commitment to another, I agree with most of what Mr. Peterson wrote with one exception and one addition.
If I go to bed, I will no longer be angry, annoyed or frustrated. As a married gal who requires a good eight hours and likes more, I might just be tired and need to go to sleep. All will be well in the morning.
And for me, communication is the key to any loving lasting relationship!
What do you think are the keys to a lasting marriage? Do you agree with Wilfred? Do you believe in marriage?
Married or not, I hope you feel love today!!