Having a long and successful marriage is not an easy feat.
One man shared this advice on how he was able to make through 50 years of marriage:
At Saint Mary’s Catholic Church they have a weekly husband’s marriage seminar. At the session last week, the Priest asked Luigi, who was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Luigi replied to the assembled husbands, “Wella, I’ve a-tried to treat-a her nizza, spend da money on her, but besta of all is that I tooka her to Italy for the 20th anniversary!”
The Priest responded, “Luigi, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary.”
Luigi proudly replied, “I’m agonna go get her.”
Meaning of Love and Marriage
Here’s a story which will help you learn more about marriage and love…
A teacher once asked his students what they think about love. “To answer this question, go out in the wheat field. Take the biggest wheat you find, then come back. However, you get to go through them once and not turn back to pick again,” the teacher said.
One of the students went out, he saw a big wheat, but he couldn’t decide if he wants to pick it or find a bigger one. Going down the field he saw a bigger one and a bigger one… When he went through half of the field, he started to realize that the first wheat was the biggest. He realized his mistake, but it was too late to turn back and pick it. He went to his teacher empty-handed.
“This is what love is,” the teacher said. “You can always keep looking for a bigger and better wheat, but you will eventually realize that you’re missing the first.”
The student asked: “What is love, then?”
“If you want an answer to this question, go to the cornfield, pick the biggest one and come back,” the teacher said. “However,” she continued, “you can only go through the field once and not turn back to pick another corn.”
Realizing his previous mistake, the student went back to the field, picked a medium-sized corn and went back to his teacher.
“This is marriage – you’ve picked a corn you believe is the best,” the teacher said. “This is true love.”
This story shows that it’s not about looking for a better partner – if you spend your life looking for the perfect person, you will stay alone. Pick a partner you really love and stick to them – if you really love each other, you will get married and stay together for the rest of your life.