Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

The Stars of Our Marriage
1969-2008


"There are many things, I'm sure,"
she said, "without which we could not live...
But love is the only one I can think of."

Some secrets for staying in love, so you never have to live without it:
  1. Recall why you fell in love in the first place.
  2. Count your together blessings, together.
  3. Tell private jokes, and laugh often.
  4. Think about the problems you used to have and how you solved them together.
  5. Anticipate doing something you both love to do.
  6. Watch your favorite old movie.
  7. Take a long drive and listen to the music of your olden days.
  8. Pray for each other.
  9. Decide that unity is more important than being right.
  10. Remember that love is not something you get, it's something you do.
Art by Warren Davis

My marriage is 39 years old today,
and I count my lucky stars!

14 comments:

diane said...

39, that is impressive. Thanks for sharing your secrets.

gab said...

Your marriage is an amazing foundation that I count as one of my life's greatest blessings. Thank you for working so hard to make it great.

p.s. Thank you also for not listing any bedroom tips in your list of advice.

Christie said...

I think you and Dee are living proof of how to make it happen, and how to do so while having fun. Congrats on 39 years.

Bridget said...

Happy anniversary! What a great list.It seems to have been very successful for you. Enjoy your day!

kenju said...

HAPPY Anniversary!! We have five years on you.

Kenny and Linsey said...

Happy Anniversary. That is all wonderful advice that clearly works.

Ashlee said...

Happy Anniversary! We've got 35 years to go before we reach 39 years...but I can't wait watch them unfold. Thanks for the words of wisdom.

BTW...I am also loving the comment made by gab. :0)

Claire, said...

I love it.

Polly said...

Happy Anniversary!!

queenieweenie said...

My big secret is REGULAR DATE NIGHTS! No matter what!

Happy Anniversary

heed said...

Happy Anniversary, Mom! Your great marriage has been such a blessing in my life! Way to keep it strong and be such an example. You and dad are the best!

i'm kelly said...

you guys are my inspiration!

mama jo said...

39!!! wow...that's fantastic and amazing in this day and age...

kenju said...

Welcome to another year of wedded bliss! I really agree with # 10.