Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its
own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all
things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

A Love Like This, Dan Fogleberg
And now the lonely days are done
And with each rising of the sun, love begins anew
And if you ever ask me why
I know that my love will never die I'll say these words to you

Of all the souls I've ever known
Mine sings to yours and yours alone and yours sings just to me
In all this world I'll never find
A heart that could beat as close to mine and this time I can see

A love like this is so hard to find
And so many never do
And loves like this, when they even exist
Are precious and few, you know they're precious and few

Down the miles, through the years
Yours is the star by which I steer, the brightest star I've known
And when I feel all hope is gone, yours is the love that leads me on
The light that guides me home
The light that guides me home
Your light will guide me home


The Key to Love, Author Unknown
The key to love is understanding ...
as it is the little things that say so much by themselves.

The key to love is forgiveness ....
to accept each others faults and pardon mistakes,

The key to love is sharing ...
Sharing and acing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together; both conquering problems, forever
searching for ways to intensify your happiness.

The key to love is giving ...
Giving without thought of return, but with the hope of just a simple smile, and by giving in but never giving up.

The key to love is respect ...
Respect realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas;  that you don't belong to each
other,  that you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.

The key to love is inside us all ...
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to its threshold; it is the continual
learning process that demands a lot of work ... but the rewards are more than worth the effort ...
And that….. is the key to love.

Carl Sandburg….. I LOVE YOU
I love you.
I love you for what you are,
but I love you yet more for what you are going to be.
I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals.
I pray for your desires, that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so
hazardously little.
A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. But the most beautiful rose is one, hardly more
than a bud,
wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desire are working for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be
what you are now.
You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you
and . . I love you.

Judy Bielicki, Melbourne, Australia
It is often said that it is love that makes the world go round. However, without doubt, it is friendship which
keeps our spinning existence on an even keel. True friendship provides so many of the essentials for a
happy life -- it is the foundation on which to build an enduring relationship, it is the mortar which bonds us
together in harmony, and it is the calm, warm protection we sometimes need when the world outside seems
cold and chaotic. True friendship holds a mirror to our foibles and failings, without destroying our sense of
worthiness. True friendship nurtures our hopes, supports us in our disappointments, and encourages us to
grow to our best potential. {Bride's Name} and {Groom's Name} came together as friends. Today, they
pledge to each other not only their love, but also the strength, warmth and, most importantly, the fun of true
friendship.

Love's Coming by John Shaw Neilson
Love's Coming

Quietly as rosebuds
Talk to the thin air,
Love came so lightly,
I knew not he was there.

Quietly as lovers
Creep at the middle moon,
Softly as players tremble
in the tears of a tune;

Quietly as lilies
Their faint vows declare
Came the shy pilgrim:
I knew not he was there.

Quietly as tears fall
On a warm sin,
Softly as griefs call
In a violin;

Without hail or tempest,
Blue sword of flame.
Love came so lightly
I knew not that he came.

What is Love? by Walter Rinder
Love is just not looking at each other and saying "You're wonderful".
There are times when we are anything but wonderful.
Love is looking out in the same direction.
It is linking our strength to pull a common load.
It is pushing together towards the far horizons, hand in hand.
Love is knowing that when our strength falters, we can borrow the strength of someone who cares.
Love is a strange awareness that our sorrows will be shared and made lighter by sharing; that joys will be
enriched and multiplied by the joy of another.
Love is knowing someone else cares that we are not alone in life.

How do I love thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being an Ideal grace I love thee to the level of every day's
most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use in my old grief's, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose with my lost saints,
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

The Art of a Good Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Peterson
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should
continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is
reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.

Adam Sandler – I want to grow old with you
I want make you smile whenever you're sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I want do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you
I'll kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

I'll need you
I'll feed you
Even let you hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink
I could be the one who grows old with you
I want grow old with you.

George Straight, Cross My Heart
Our love is unconditional
We knew it from the Start
I see it in your eyes
you can feel it from my heart
From here on after, lets stay the way we are right now
and share all the love and laughter that a lifetime will allow
I cross my heart and promise to give all I’ve got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine
You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete
As long as there’s a breath in me
I’ll make yours just as sweet
As we look into the future it’s as far as we can see
So let’s make each tomorrow
The best that it can be
And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm
You’ve got the promise of my love to keep you warm
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians - Chapter 13
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a
clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove
mountains, but don't have love, I am nothing.

If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits
me nothing.

Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

doesn't behave itself inappropriately, doesn't seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil;

doesn't rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with.

Where there are various languages, they will cease.

Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

But when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I
have put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I
was also fully known.

But now faith, hope, and love remain -- these three. The greatest of these is love.
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