And we would like to
share the Golden Rules for successful marriage life
Comfort Each Other
Provide a refuge and sanctuary
for each other from the chill winds of the world.
Your marriage is a hearth, from whence comes the peace,
harmony, and warmth of soul and spirit.
As You Would Be Caressed
Warm your loved one's body with your healing touch.
Remember that as babies can die with lack of touching,
so can marriages wither from lack of closeness.
Be A Friend
Friendship can be a peaceful island, separate and
apart, in a world of turmoil and strife. Reflect upon
the tranquility of the many future years you can share
with a true friend, and beware of becoming battling
enemies under the same roof.
With Each Other
Bind not yourselves in the secretness that causes
suspicion and doubt. Trust and reveal yourselves to
each other, even as the budding rose opens to reveal
its fragrance and beauty.
To Each Other
And hear not only words, but also the non-language
of tone, mood, and expression. Learn to listen to
understand rather than listening to argue.
Each Other's Rights
Remember that each is a person of flesh and blood,
entitled to his or her own choices and mistakes. Each
owns himself, and has the right to equality.
The Other to Be an Individual
Seek not to create for each other a new mold that
can only fit with much discomfort and pain. Accept
the other as they are, as you would have yourself
Give Each Other Approval
Remember criticism divides, while compliments encourage
confidence in the other. Hasten not to point out the
other's mistakes, for each will soon discover his
Let no one come between your togetherness, not child,
not friend, nor worldly goods. Yet maintain enough
separateness to allow each other his or her own uniqueness.
Love is your river of life-your eternal source of
recreating yourselves. Above all else-love one another.