Your marriage ceremony is a public covenant to each other. It is a serious and binding agreement. Love, commitment, communication and patience strengthens and blessed this covenant.
Love is patient and kind. Love doesn't envy, boast or dishonor. Love isn't self-seeking, easily angered or keeps a record of wrongs. Love always protects, trusts, hopes and perserveres. Love never fails.
Commmitment - is not a popular word in our culture. Our society emphasized individualism but commitment means putting your spouse's needs above your own.
Communication - is a continual exchanging of information, sharing feelings, hurts & joys. Unwillingness to participate in communication does not build a good marriage. It is a learned skill and often hard work but time must be spent in meaningful conversation.
Patience - Special times, caring and patience makes a beautiful marriage. There will be conflict and irritations but these are the times when we learn & can practice patience. Marriage is the greatest opportunity for personal growth and the most rewarding relationship that you will ever have.