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28 Things That Really Do Matter In Marriage (Short Shots On Living An Exceptional Life)
In my opinion, these things matter...
1. Valuing commitment over instant pleasure and faithfulnessbeyond short term displeasure.
2. Telling less than I feel for the purpose of learningmore than I know.
3. Choosing to have mutual conflict become the playingfield where we celebrate victory as opposed to the battlefield where the only winners are division and discord.
4. Delighting in the dream of another -- not necessarilybecause I share the dream but because I'm in love with theone who owns it.
5. Appreciating what I do well in the face of what theother does better -- and doing so without downplayingeither.
6. Calling it a night before calling it off.
7. Reinforcing habits that heal and breaking habits thatmake healing necessary.
8. Misplacing grudges more often and finding praises moreoften than not.
9. Making honor a way of seeing,
13. Striving to win as a team instead of simply striving towin.
14. Saying "I love you" more often -- without saying it.
15. Keeping a better score of what was done right than whatwasn't done "as right as I would like."
16. Misplacing "You should have" more and finding "I'm gladyou did" more often.
17. Developing and maintaining our own mutual admirationsociety.
18. Helping when I can,
21. Speaking truth without a hurtful agenda and laying asideconflicting agendas for the sake of loving in truth.
22. Hating the word "betrayed" and choosing to join forcesin waging a war against all it represents.
23. Loving for all the relationship is worth -- because itreally is worth it all.
24. Working hard at words that work well instead of makingit hard because "working hard at the relationship" is not inmy vocabulary.
25. Realizing that forgiveness doesn't automatically makeeverything right -- it simply creates a more solidfoundationfor the remainder of the journey.
26. Learning how to laugh, cry, struggle, shout, pout,fight, celebrate and rejoice as a couple that cares asopposed to one that cares not at all.
27. Realizing there is no such thing as a "50/50"relationship in marriage. It's a "110/110" deal. We giveour all -- and then some -- in order to make it all workout.
28. Choosing to make laughter, encouragement, joy, andmutual expressions of love permanent residents in our homeinstead of guests we hope will some day arrive.
Avoid pain/create pleasure. For A Beautiful Moment In Time
Unique Wedding Favors
When it comes to consideration for the right wedding favor, the possibilities are endless. Couples have so many options available today, that it may appear to be a daunting task to settle on the right token of appreciation. A bride may even feel a pressure to select and give the perfect wedding favor. There is no right or wrong choice, so long as the gesture is heartfelt. Selection of the wedding favor, actually provides the bride a chance to show her personality and consider what will delight her guests.
A Unique Diamond Engagement Ring ? In Platinum
Diamond engagement rings for many years typically came in the traditional form of a gold band with a solitaire diamond setting, but as wedding etiquette has evolved over the years to include the more idiosyncratic tastes of individual couples, so are there now many shapes and makes of diamond engagement ring available. An engagement ring is hopefully something that a bride will wear forever, and as such, it should encapsulate her personality, so that regardless of the shifting of fashions, it will remain something that she loves and treasures.
Ten Ways to Have an Irish Wedding
Honor your Emerald Isle heritage with traditions that are romantic, clever, and a couple that are downright strange. Uncover here how to fill your wedding with all things Irish save the Blarney Stone.
Fine Plus Size Mother Of The Bride Dresses
There are many choices available when shopping for fine plus size mother of the bride dresses. The styles and selections available in plus sizes are better than ever. There are many retailers who specialize in attractive full figure and plus size garments, as well as an increasing number of manufacturers who have begun to offer more variety in their sizing practices. Gone are the days when you had to be pencil thin to find the perfect, fashionable dress.
Mens Diamond Rings ? The Ultimate Wedding Ring For The Modern Man
Mens diamond rings are becoming more and more popular with the modern man. As more men celebrate their marriage by the wearing of a wedding ring, mens diamond rings are fast becoming the new mens fashion.
Personalized Wedding Favors
Personalized wedding favors are among the most popular of gift selections made by brides and grooms to show appreciation to the guests sharing in their wedding day. Traditional ceremonies have made wedding favors a part of the celebration since the sixteenth century. Modern technologies have made it affordable for many small gift items to be personalized to reflect the gracious sentiments of the happy couple.
Brad Pitt - Jennifer Aniston Marriage Undermined by Inappropriate Friendship with Angelina Jolie
Speculation continues about the break-up of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and what role Angelina Jolie may have played. At least three different rumors are circulating as to what may have been the cause.
How to Have a Sizzler of a Honeymoon. Article No.2
Ah! It's the wedding night. You've cut the cake, drank the toast, danced the dance, and now, at last you are completely alone. Unlike the bride and groom of the past.
Marriage Advice: Seven Marriage Myths You Can?t Afford to Ignore
If you're like most people, you probably entered into marriage with a number of unchallenged assumptions in place. These assumptions may have been about what marriage is and entails, about love, or about your spouse. While you may have already bumped into reality concerning some of your assumptions, you still may be operating with others firmly in place.
Cheap Wedding Invitations
Every couple has different priorities when it comes to budgeting for their wedding. For some, the dress is a necessary splurge while others focus their money into creating a memorable dining and entertainment experience.
Florida Beach Weddings
There is nothing more romantic than a wedding by water especially at dusk.The sound of the waves lapping to shore provide music to a resplendent sunset creating an unequalled backdrop of constantly changing reddish orange gold hues dancing above the ocean's horizon.
The Definition of Love
I saw real love while working at a cozy, candle-lit Italian restaurant with great ambiance and really delicious food.
Balance - Wedding Budget Blues
Let's think about what goes into your wedding budget. Your caterer/banquet facility will get the lion's share of it. If you are having 150 guests (an average number) and the banquet facility charges $100 pp. (typical high-end facility in New England area - including gratuity, tax, hidden fees) - that works out to $15,000 right off the top. If you have it and want to spend it - great. If you are trying to stretch your wedding dollars, then you really need to step back. Many couples get so caught up in the facility that they spend all their budget on it and don't have enough left over for quality entertainment or wedding photos.
3 Easy Steps to Buying the Right Engagement Ring
You've made the plunge, you've decided to get married. Congratulations!
Marriage Tips: Fifteen Ways to Say ?I Love You? in 3 Minutes or Less
To keep romance alive and nurture the intimacy in your marriage, you'll want to know a number of ways to express your feelings to your spouse. There are certainly times when you'll want to put a significant amount of time and energy into a project that shows your love for your spouse in a major way, such as planning a surprise birthday dinner party that includes family and friends or a new deck that you spend several weekends building.
Wedding Favor Creator
Wedding favors have always been a nice, personal gesture to include in your wedding preparations. Unfortunately, there are too many "cookie-cutter" type favors out there, which portray the couple's lack of interest in providing something unique.
Anniversary Gifts and Perfumes
How many times has your anniversary come around and you quickly rush out to buy something, anything from a myriad of anniversary gifts and perfumes available.
3 Steps to Marrying the Right Person
Marrying for love, financial security and/or companionship does not guarantee long lasting happiness. While legitimate reasons for entering into a marriage, they can blind a person to the signs of a doomed relationship.
Ten Tips for Writing Your Perfect Wedding Vows
1. Start with a nice clean piece of paper (lavender is good, but any kind will work). Down the left side of the page, write the numbers 1-10. Now ? without stopping to think about it, fill in this page! Write down the first 10 things that come to mind in response to this sentence: "I love (my partner's name) because . . . " Set this piece of paper aside.
Weddings Abroad ? Does Paradise Come At A Price?
For some couples, jetting off to their dream location would be the most romantic way to tie the knot. And with weddings abroad being generally much cheaper than having the big day at home, it would seem that this would be the ideal solution for every bride and groom. Well, not quite. The main problem with pledging your vows abroad is that you are giving up much of the control of the wedding preparations, simply because you can't go along and check out things beforehand. Therefore it's crucial that you choose your travel company carefully.
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