Such is the privilege of Husband and Wife, to face the world strong with the strength of two, wise with the wisdom of two, and brave with the courage of two.
The high and fine art of married life is in this mutual enrichment, mental and spiritual, this give and take between two personalities.
You are about to enter into a union which is most sacred and most serious, requiring of those who enter into it a complete and unreserved giving of self.
It will bind you together for life in a relationship so close and so intimate that it will profoundly affect your whole future. That future with its hopes and disappointments, its successes and its failures, its pleasures and its pains, its joys and its sorrows are hidden from your eyes. Love can make it easy, perfect Love can make it a joy. May, then, this Love with which you join your hands and hearts today never fail, but grow deeper and stronger as the years go by.
Be grateful that within you is the dream of a great Love and the resources to use that Love in creating a Home that will endure. May this be the beginning of a relationship that will grow and mature with each passing year until the latter days become more wonderful than the first.
The hand offered by each of you is an extension of Self, just as is your mutual Love. Cherish the touch, for you touch not only your own but another Life. Be ever sensitive to it’s pulse. Seek always to understand and respect its rhythm.