Married and Loving It!
How to Have a Seriously Happy Marriage
Why Bother Getting
inevitably comes a time in the right relationship when you sense that this
really is your life’s partner.
You love them with a deep resounding surety and know that without
them your life would be a less than it can be.
When that time
comes you want nothing more than to commit to the greatness of your
combined love for every breath of the rest of your life.
is the next step in the maturing of your relationship because it is making
a commitment so deep and profound that the rest of your lives are spent
shining within the sacredness of its glow. The vows of marriage are unique
and glorious, and a singularly obvious way to grow a relationship into all
that it can be.
is the most binding contract you will ever enter into, the promises that
you make need to be well thought out and deeply believed.
Therefore throw away any archaic, male-dominated, mass-produced
vows created by some stranger, and write out what the two of you want to
achieve together. That way
you say what you mean and mean what you say.
Marriage vows become far more unique and understandable when they
are made by the two marriage partners, showing that each partner is
accepting the responsibility of deeply thinking about what they really
want from their relationship.
to abide by these deeply personal vows for the rest of life is an
intensely full point-in-time. In
front of friends and family, you declare to the world, that from now on,
these two people are bound through all that life can offer.
They are no longer completely separate.
They are One. They
contain the universe and the stars. They
will love each other even when they hate each other.
Their love will flow in ever-greater understanding and compassion
for one another. They are a united power.
They are married.
Those who have not
known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love
have missed the best thing that life has to give.
Bertrand Russell, British mathematician and philosopher
is excerpted from Married and Loving It! by Barbara Llewellyn with Rod
Kirkham. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or
reproduced without written permission from Bright Light Multimedia, Suite
143, 16 - 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme, Queensland, Australia, 4129
Communications; ISBN: 0646395807; On Sale: Now;
Trimsize: 14.8 x 21 cms (5
3/4 x 8 1/4); Pages: 159; $15.50 USD