Ah, June—the month for weddings! Odds are you married in the summer or you know someone who did. This is a great time to visit with people you love about their beginnings. Read on for a few thoughts on marriage and some inspiring questions to draw out a story:
There is nothing nobler or more admirable
than when two people who see eye to eye
keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies
and delighting their friends.
Print these out and start a conversation
- When was the first time you saw your spouse?
- What do you remember about your first conversation?
- What was your impression of him/her when you first met?
- Describe your dating and courtship days.
- Recall any funny events during your courtship.
- What is your favorite story about your dating time?
- What about any misunderstandings?
- How long did you know each other before you married?
- Why did you decide to marry?
- How did you know you were making the right decision?
- What kinds of hopes and dreams did you have for your future?
- What is your favorite story about your early married years?
Take these questions and sit with your spouse to reminisce and enjoy the story of your early beginnings as a couple. Or visit with older relatives to gain some perspective on long marriages and crafting a successful shared life.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend,
And far happier is he who finds that true
Friend in his wife
And a little bit of humor from a famous statesman:
My most brilliant achievement was my ability
to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
May you have a long and enriching marriage. Take time to celebrate life and your shared history with your spouse.