True or false…and define

“A ‘perfect marriage’ is two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other!”

1) True or false?

2) Do you have another definition of a “perfect marriage” to share?

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    1. True

    2. Another one that I have heard at a wedding was ‘a crooked pot needs a crooked lid.’ You can’t have one all nice and straight and the other crooked and bent. They won’t fit together.

    Under the stars Answered on October 8, 2020.
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      True. I once heard about a true story of a woman who developed cancer for which they had to do some reconstructive surgery on her mouth, but still left it somewhat disfigured. She was lamenting her ugly appearance to her husband in the hospital. He instinctively bent over and formed his lips to adjust to hers and kissed her.

      Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on October 8, 2020.
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        Absolutely and obviously true – but I do question the use of the word “perfect” in your description. I would call it simply “successful”.

        I have heard the old movie line of “love is never having to say you’re sorry.” = B.S. IMO

        Love, and a successful marriage is being wiling to esteem your mate higher than yourself – which from time to time requires your sincere apologies.

        Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on October 8, 2020.
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          @LBD – Yes, I understand. I view “perfect” as a play on people’s romantic views about utopian love and relationships. The grass is always greener on the other side of fence…in someone’s manure patch.

          I love this quote from Dave Willis, “Real love is when you are completely committed to someone even when they are being completely unlovable”.

          Under the stars Answered on October 8, 2020.

          …yep. Love the manure patch analogy! It’s is amazing to see how so many who choose to step over that fence realize that and entirely too late.

          seems ol’ Dave knows a thing or two about long term marriage requirements. Sad when we realize we are often that unlovable one…

          on October 8, 2020.

          Why do you say sad? I don’t think it’s “sad”.  A lot of the time I feel overwhelmed by my wife’s unconditional love because she loves me in spite of, and now knowing, my sometimes? many times?  jerky, jack@ss behavior. Of course, when I tell her that, she says, “No, I’m the one who is bad” and we get into a “discussion” about who’s worse. 😀   Of course, she’s wrong but that doesn’t stop her from trying to say she can “out stupid” me, especially when I regularly prove it to her I have a lock on it in my household. 😀

           

          on October 8, 2020.

          It is sad that I struggle so often to be a better man in the face of my wife’s efforts to be better. It is sad when I fail to recognize her efforts appropriately.

          on October 8, 2020.
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            1. True
            2. Just that he’s my person. We are just part of each other, like mixed play doh and can’t be un-mixed. (I guess I just said we have the “perfect” marriage. IDK if it’s perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it.)
            Under the stars Answered on October 8, 2020.
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              1.  I like this idea in principal, but sadly, there can be reasons to give up.  I am of the “we are getting married and the d word is not an option type”, but there are things that will destroy a marriage.
              2. A perfect marriage is one that God intended it to be.  He is the designer of humans and the designer of marriage.  A marriage can glorify Him if it is a proper picture the Jesus and His bride, or it can fail to.
              On the floor Answered on October 8, 2020.
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