Having a successful marriage means more than FINDING the right person. It means BEING the right person. Sometimes, the FINDING part is easier.
BEING the right person can be tougher. Are you easy to live with, generous, flexible, and willing to put your beloved’s needs before your own? Above all, are both of you mature?
Maturity means knowing who you are:
- Your Talents
- Your Weaknesses
- Your Interests
- The things you hate to do
- The Values that you will not compromise
- The Preferences that you are willing to bend on
- What you want out of Life and Marriage
Out of this self-knowledge comes the possibility of giving oneself freely to your beloved.
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." -Mignon McLaughlin
"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." -Dave Meurer
"Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate." -Barnett R. Brickner
"A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyment of sense and reason - and indeed all the sweets of life." -Joseph Addison
"A good marriage is one in which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love." -Pearl S. Buck
"In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer." -H. Norman Wright and Gary Oliver
"In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced."
"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one." -John Keats
"Today I Marry My Best Friend, The One I Laugh With, Live For, Dream With, LOVE." -Anonymous
"A glimpse of my new beginning..." -Kim Lim