Marriage is a thousand little things.

Marriage is a thousand little things.

It’s giving up your right to be right in the heat of an argument. It’s forgiving another when they let you down. It’s loving someone enough to step down so they can shine. It’s friendship. It’s being a cheerleader and trusted confidant. It’s a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run to in the midst of a storm. It’s grace.It’s giving of yourself tirelessly down paths you’d never imagine to travel. Through sickness and pain, poverty and loss, it’s carrying the weight of another. It’s being the smile they see in the morning, and the body they hold close at night. It’s pure love. It’s standing together in the face of adversity. It’s riding alongside each other in a battle that threatens to tear down your marriage and seeks to grab hold of your faith. It’s strength under pressure. It’s endless compassion. It’s love.

~Darlene Schacht

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  1. For an Indian- yes, the above feelings have lot close relation. In fact- marriage is a relation, making a good friend. We know that, a friend is one who is with you always, when all others left. hence make good friend in your association and WHAT A fabulous realtion called marriage

  2. It’s true. “LOVE” covers all these things. Commitment, patience etc. Come under this which is rarely find at present.

  3. This is a beautiful sentiment. I would like to use the first paragraph in a marriage ceremony that I’m officiating. We will have the entire text printed and framed on a table, attributing it to the author. However, is there anything else I need to do to credit the author? I would gladly pay for a print of the text, but have not found a place to purchase it? It doesn’t appear to be copyrighted, but I will attribute it to the author.

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