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Why Marriage by Mari Nichols


Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me
Who won’t hold them against me,
Who loves me when I am unlikable
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me…

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold…

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love, in friendship…

Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements…

Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole…

Because, knowing this,
I promise to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness,
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage…

Because with this understanding  the possibilities are limitless.