Marriage's 10 Commandments:

A Haiku - Marriage

To thine other be true,

Faithful to vows and to self,

raising love that lasts.

Out of two, one.

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´╗┐Marriage's 10 Commandments:

I Start right by having values and interests you share.

II Fully share as much of life's joys and work, sorrows, and responsibilities as possible.

III Remember that good communication means listening as well as speaking, both done to insure understanding.

IV Give unlimited, honest praise, and avoid hasty criticism.

V Money issues are best discussed before spending, and budget for saving.

VI Allow for the individuality that attracted you to each other.

VII Healthy sexual relations, healthy foods, and exercise, prolong a good, quality life together.

VIII Share a deep faith well-seasoned with hope and charity.

IX Reinforce each other with good humor and shared laughter.

X Seize every opportunity to truly forgive and move forward together.


Life is too short for good marriages....

and eternity is not too long.
and eternity is not too long. | Source

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┬ę 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Ericdierker 24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent.


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m abdullah javed 24 months ago

Interesting Dremas. Feelings are too intense, adherence of the prescribed words is sure to make a good marriage and prove to be an extension of a meaningful life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - I'm glad this one could hit your "Excellent" button.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

m abdullah javed - We are all here to share with each other. It takes two. Thanks for sharing with me on this one.


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AliciaC 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

These is an excellent set of commandments for a marriage.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AliciaC - Certainly I can't command anyone, so the title is somewhat of a play on some other commandments that came from a much higher authority. But I think prospective couples might do well to agree on these 10 items before they marry, and perhaps more marriages would endure.

Thanks for commenting.


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MsDora 24 months ago from The Caribbean

Congratulations on your happy marriage, and thank you for sharing your 10 commandments.


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FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

This is beautiful. My husband and I come from very different backgrounds and parts of the country but have the same values. We just got there from different paths. I like that you made that #1. He is also the funniest person I know and can even make people laugh in sad or frustrating moments. Voted up and more, plus sharing. Congratulations on a happy and long-lasting marriage.


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Sunshine625 24 months ago from Orlando, FL

Excellent advice! :)


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Any and all "keys to happiness" are meant to be shared.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FlourishAnyway - How you got together is not at all as important as what you do to stay together, and I am sure you two agree. That's no joke.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Sunshine625 - Excellent advice only benefits those who take it to heart and do something with it.


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CrisSp 24 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Excellent! Married for 27 years now and couldn't do it without humour. Guaranteed to work.

Thank you for sharing your 10 commandments and best wishes to you both.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

CrisSp - There are few guarantees in life, but these suggestions improve the odds. I have a book coming out at the end of the year that can further improve the odds for a lasting marriage. Congratulations to you both on 27 successful years of marriage. Wishing you joy, Demas


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peachpurple 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

yeah, life is short, why bother over small quarrels, cherish each other


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

peachpurple - Couples that regularly quarrel together seldom stay together. Rather they need to learn how to listen and roll their tongues 10 times before they speak.


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vandynegl 24 months ago from Ohio Valley

To the point.....and working on a few of these! Thanks for sharing!!!


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

vandynegl - Make them your own and they will serve you well.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

The New Year can be a special time for resolving to make some of these "commandments: part of 2015 as we go forward.


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Forwarding now to a couple I hope will take these tips seriously and be blest with a long and joyous adventure together.


datcool 23 months ago

thanks for sharing, dad!


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Perspycacious 2 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

This is made current again for those who missed it the first time, or weren't even marrying or married at the time it was first published.

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