Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Marriage Is...

...a sacrament and a blessing. - Hayley, married since February, 2003

...a conscious decision to be and do for another no matter how feelings may change. - KelleyAnnie, married since July 2009

...for the propagation, welfare, and education of children.  - deltaflute, married since July 2007

...wonderful and full of surprises until one day you find yourself alone again because you have reached until death do you part. - Barbara, married 15 years, widowed 18 years ago alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. - George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, married 45 years many things, but in its essence, I believe marriage is the ultimate friendship; you cannot expect to love & be loved in return without treating each other as true friends first! - Ali, married since May 2011

...a gift from God. - RMCH, married since April 2010

...a great good, not only for the bride and groom, but for the rest of society. - Erica, married since December 2010

...never selfish or one-sided. - Allie, married since August 2009

...a commitment - a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one's spouse. - Herman H Kieval, American Rabbi, married 49 years

...marrying the guy who makes me laugh and makes me feel beautiful even when I fell like I'm at my worst. - Jen, married since March 2002

...the never ending opportunity to die to yourself. - Ann-Marie, married since July 2007 vocation. - Christina Rose, married since July 2007

...sharing in your life together as one. - Emily, married since May 2013

...our last, best chance to grow up. - Joseph Barth, US clergyman (Ladies Home Journal, April 1961) and friendship and sharing and sacrifice and a million other things but is NEVER boring! - Rebecca, married since July 2008

...growing together in union. - Elizabeth, married since June 2012

...sharing your life forever. - HollyElise, married since December 2009

...a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose. - Beverley Nichols, British author and playwright

...a breeding ground for sainthood (both our own and the little people who may come)! - Rakhi, married since September 2009

...learning that you have annoying habits too! - Stacy, married since April 2012

...the reason I'm so happy. - M, married since August 2010 long conversation, checkered with disputes. - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author and poet, married 14 years

....always having someone there for you when everything else may be gone. - Amy, married since July 2010

...something that turns two individuals into one united team. - James, married since July 2003

...three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. - Langdon Mitchell, American playwright

...sharing your life with your best friend. - Trisha, married since August 2010

...two people willing to go to the end of the earth to make the other happy/smile. - Ashley, married since June 2007

...100/100, NOT 50/50. - Katie, married since January 2012

...not a ritual or an end.  It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. - Amy Bloom, American writer

And for a beautiful, beautiful take on marriage, you MUST watch this video, A Letter from Fred.  A 96 year old man entered a singer/songwriter contest with a song he wrote to his recently deceased wife of 70+ years!


  1. The video made me cry...right after putting makeup on.
    But it was worth it. :)

  2. Loooove this!! Especially since today is our three year wedding anniversary! :)

  3. When I was younger I always loved reading the "Love is..." cartoons in the comics and this post reminded me of them. Glad to see so many wonderful comments and my mom was glad to see her quote made it!!


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