Spotted and stained
And aged over time
Is The Art of Marriage,
Wilfred Peterson’s rhyme.
Before we married,
It seems long ago,
This poem was a wedding gift
To help a young couple grow.
Always on our refrigerator door
For over 38 years has been,
This simple reminder of love
And the need for self discipline.
Sometimes we need
Simple things to remind us.
Of how the Lord has both
Blessed and called us.
The poem’s admonitions are clear,
Plain spoken and true.
They have helped me in my marriage,
And they can help in yours, too.
Marriage is not about
the things we have or can get;
It is the simple daily commitment
To love and serve, we must never forget.
Creating a good marriage
Is never simple nor easy,
But when you succeed,
It is a thing of rare beauty.
So cherish your spouse each and every day,
And tell them often that you love them so –
And you will reap more blessings
Than you can ever imagine or know.
©️ Robin Robbins House 01/21/2021