I love this particular writing regarding marriage I use it with regularity. You are welcome to print it and have someone read it at your wedding ceremony. (ps. If I happen to have the pleasure of officiating at the ceremony please ensure that your favourite aunt and I are not duplicating the passage LOL)
Marriage is a commitment
to the best that two people can find
and bring out in each other
It offers opportunities for sharing and growth
that no other relationship can equal
It is a spiritual and an emotional joining
and is promised for a lifetime.
Within the circle of it’s love
marriage encompasses all of life’s
most important relationships
A wife and a husband are each others best friend
Confidant, lover, teacher, listener and critic.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life
Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher
Commitment is stronger
even anger is felt more strongly
But passes away more quickly.
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes
that life is unable to avoid
It encourages and nurtures new life
news ways of expressing a love
that is deeper than life.
When two people pledge their love
and care for each other in marriage
They create a bond unique to themselves
which binds them closer
Than any written or spoken word.