When Phil was in medical school and Margaret was a teacher, it was easy to not accumulate too much, because they had very little money. As their incomes increased, they earmarked funds for charity, for mission trips, or long-term goals, such as the education of their two children. Their lifestyle choices allowed them to keep their priorities in check. They have both been very satisfied in the ways they contribute to society and are satisfied with what they have materially. They found many of the very poor people they met in travels were exceedingly happy despite their financial poverty.
Phil and Margaret also have a strong faith that leads them to be generous with what they have. More than 30 years into their marriage, they have no financial conflict in their marriage and are satisfied with what they have. They enjoy their four grandchildren. While Phil still works, Margaret is retired and has time for volunteer work that she finds fulfilling. This is not only because of ubiquitous advertising images, but also because we see friends and neighbors obtaining these goods regularly, whether they can afford to or not.
But what do we trade those things for? My husband and I made a conscious decision early in our marriage to not accumulate any credit card debt and to be wise with our spending. May the moon and stars always light your hearts with care.
May your love grow ever stronger. I just wanted to let you know how happy I am for you to be celebrating another year of love and happiness. May your love continue to bloom and grow with the passing of each day. May the sunshine of happiness always break out from the clouds of misunderstandings to form a rainbow of love in your timeless marriage.
The echo of your love and the sound of the sea have a few things in common — they are both constant and eternal. The sweetest of anniversaries are a result of getting through the most bitter of all moments of life — hand in hand and heart to heart. Your anniversary will remind you of the best moments of your relationship, but it will also remind you of all the strife you went through to experience those blissful moments.
Anniversaries are reminders of the promises that couples have fulfilled in the past, the ones they are making in the present and those that are in store for the future. Cherish this milestone date and make yet another beautiful promise as you celebrate your wedding anniversary. Most couples devote all their time to work in order to achieve success. But you both have the perfect balance — seeking success through work, love and happiness.
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Remember the good times and forget the bad, reminisce about the happy memories and forget the sad. Take pride in a love that has lasted so long that even the angels are rejoicing in song. Through the good times and the bad you two have withstood the true test of time, every year growing with each other and growing closer together. Congratulations on another year spent together. May your life continue to be filled with love, laughter and happiness.
Finding true love which continues to thrive and grow over the course of time is truly a blessing. May you continue to have many more years of being blessed with an ever growing love and affection for each other. Anyone can fall in love, but not everyone can stay in love — Happy Anniversary! Thinking of you on this very special day as you celebrate yet another year together full of love and devotion.
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May your affections grow ever stronger and your love last ever longer. Never let go of the beautiful love that binds you to each other. Sometimes your marriage is slow like Waltz, sometimes it is peppy like Salsa, sometimes it is hot like Tango and sometimes it is soulful like Jazz — cheers to the couple who can dance to any rhythm of life.
Looking at divorced couples make me feel that marriages are ephemeral. But you both have proved that marriages are truly eternal. One of the best memories of a couple is not just the magic of their first kiss but the magic they create every time they kiss for the rest of their lives. The wrinkles on your faces are not signs of how much you have aged, but how beautifully your marriage has survived the test of time.
Not a long journey, your marriage is an adventure. Not a love story, your marriage is an epic tale of romance. Not a happy ending, your marriage is a blissful loop of sweet memories. Happy wedding anniversary. May you celebrate many more years together, withstanding the tests of time to emerge stronger and happier.
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As time passes, the elements of life seem to erode even the strongest of substances. Yet, it is clear to see that absolutely nothing can erode your love for one another. Aphrodite herself could never have formed such a great love as the bonds that you two share. May you always possess such astonishing love and care. If I had my life to live over again…next time I would find you sooner so that I could love you longer. Happy Anniversary to us!
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The way you love me, the way you touch my life, I wish the journey, should never end till I die. It can be done though.
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Many people who overcome it say their marriages are stronger than before. I don't want to judge anyone, but I don't think people should say to themselves if my spouse cheated that would be it. I think there are more things people can get through than they think is possible. LL: An even bigger problem is couples that "drift apart" like it was something they couldn't control.
It's natural for people to drift apart unless they are making a conscious effort to grow together and improve their relationship. Think about it as being in separate boats or not rowing together in the same boat. The winds and waves of life pull and blow us in different directions. People think this happens without their control. They blame the job, the kids, finances, whatever. It's really all the same reason - allowing yourselves to be pulled apart. It takes daily effort and a commitment not to drift apart.
Another big problem is couples who lose hope that they could be happier. They convince themselves they're with the wrong person. We get encouragement from other people who say "you deserve better. But the research shows that couples who stay together are often happier five years down the road.
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So if you're searching for happiness the odds are better to stay together rather than separate. If we take responsibility for our own happiness we can ultimately be happy together. LL: The biracial couple. She finally put her foot down and said you have to back me up. But she also had to stop blaming him. When he figured out how to have her back, they were able to build a great marriage. BW: Your book is not a traditional self-help book, but rather a collection of stories. How can couples use it in a practical way?
LL: I want the reader to feel like they're sitting down for coffee with each of the couples.
To have a heart to heart talk and really get to know them. I used the couples' actual words as much as I could so that maybe that story would come back to the reader when they had a problem of their own. And because the story had an emotional connection, it might give them a different perspective.
BW: Some of the scenarios are rare, like stranger rape and brain injury. How are these lessons relevant?