In our local paper I read about a couple who had been married for many years and had just celebrated their wedding anniversary.
Mr Leo Antich had some advice for young couples. He said, The key to a successful relationship is to understand each other and be able to compromise.
That sounded like some very wise words. In my kitchen I have a plaque with similar thoughts and I'd like to share it with you:
RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS
Two heaping cups of Patience, One heartful of Love, Two handfuls of Generosity,
One headful of Understanding , and a dash of Humour.
Sprinkle with Kindness, Add plenty of Faith and mix well.
Spread over a Period of a Lifetime and serve to everyone you meet.
I'd like to add this saying: A married relationship can be like a triangle. The two base points are man and wife, with God at the top. The closer each comes to God the closer they come to each other.