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Old November 25th, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Default Top TEN LIST- BEST things about MARRIAGE for Michelle

Seeing as it's only a few weeks until the big day for Michelle and Mark. Think it's time all the veterans of marriage helped them with a Top Ten List of the best things about marriage!!
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Remember that love and relationships are a growing thing. Always a work in progress, always something that needs attention and nurturing.
Try to live by the thought from one of my favorate Elvis songs. "I will love you more today than yesterday, but, less than I will tomorrow".

For Mark , there are six words that are the key to a successful relationship. Learn them early and live them and you and Michelle will always be happy. They are
"YES DEAR, ANYTHING YOU SAY DEAR".
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no worldly wisdom - just a special wish for you both:

May all your dreams come true - except one - so you always have something to work towards. God Bless!

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Wait... everyone has given advice, not a list of the BEST things about marriage.

Thanks for the thought, though, Kuki. And joelin, thank you!

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Michelle... You're right!! These folks haven't quite the hang of this yet..

#9 Best Things About Marriage
- for the man- You always have someone to say YES to.
- for the woman- You always have someone ready to apologize to you

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How about a little advice? :O)

1. Thou Shalt Not Be Selfish. Consider the needs of your spouse before your own. Seek out ways to give to your spouse. Be patient with your spouse and understand that neither of you is perfect.
2. Thou Shalt Cut the Apron Strings. Let your spouse take your motherís or fatherís place as the preeminent person in your life. Decide to create your own new family without undue influence from your family of origin.
3. Thou Shalt Continually Communicate. Make regular discussions about things that matter to each of you a habit and top priority. Donít let busy schedules, children, television, or fear of conflict keep you from communicating.
4. Thou Shalt Make Conflict Thy Ally. Know that itís normal for married couples to have conflict, and that every married couple can expect to encounter it. Understand that when conflict is handled poorly, it can damage your marriage, but when itís handled wisely, it can actually lead to greater intimacy.
5. Thou Shalt Avoid the Quicksand of Debt. Stick to the ď10-70-20 budget.Ē Start by subtracting your tithe and taxes from your gross monthly income. Then take 10 percent of what is left and save or invest it. Use 70 percent of the remaining amount for your monthly expenses. Then apply the remaining 20 percent to debt reduction.
6. Thou Shalt Flee Sexual Temptation Ė Online and Otherwise. Treat sexual temptation as if it were a deadly disease, and do everything you can to run from it. Protect your mind, asking God to help you keep it pure, realizing that your body follows your mind.
7. Thou Shalt Forgive Your Mate 490,000 Times. Make forgiveness a habit that youíre always willing to practice with Godís help. Forgive your mate not just for big issues, but also for small things like irritating behavior that can drive a wedge between you.
8. Thou Shalt Keep the Home Fires Burning. Keep the fires of love and passion burning by tending to your marriage as diligently as you would a living thing. Consistently speak words of blessing to your spouse.
9. Thou Shalt Begin Again and Again. Know that no matter how badly your marriage may have begun or become, God can heal and renew it. Accept your partnerís flaws and idiosyncrasies, knowing that since Christ has accepted him or her, you should, too.
10. Thou Shalt Build a Winning Team. Donít be deceived into thinking that your marriage is nobodyís business but your own. Realize that your marriage affects God, your children, your family and friends, and your society.



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10 Best Things About Marriage (or the facsimile we have had for 8+ years):

10. You learn each other's Social Security numbers

9. You no longer worry about giving your ATM PIN number out

8. You can tell someone when you have diarhea and not worry about it

7. You no longer worry what your hair looks like in the morning

6. There is someone else to pick up the slack when you are too tired

5. It's easier to get a full load of laundry

4. You learn the little food items that the other loves to have in the house

3. You can read each other eyes when you are happy, pissed, or in a spunky mood

2. There's always someone around who cares about when you're happy, sad or just blah

1. You no longer have to hunt for a cruising partner

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Old November 25th, 2003, 11:48 AM
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Companionship:
No matter what the world throws you you always have someone to go to who will hold you and help.
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Just remember, marriage is not just a word, it's a sentence!

On a serious note, we've always adhered to one rule in our house. When she wants to do one thing and I another, we always find a way to do both, together. If she wants to go to the beach and I would rather go to the boat show, we will always do both.

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10. Someone to rub your feet.
9. Someone to wash/scratch/rub your back.
8. Someone to warm your feet.
7. Someone to dance with.
6. Someone to cuddle with.
5. Someone who understands how weird your relatives are.
4. Someone to share an appetizer with.
3. Someone to share your day with.
2. Someone to cruise with.
1. Someone who loves you no matter what!

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Awwww, these are sweet! Thanks, guys, and keep them coming!

Cheers,
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In no particularly order:

1. Foot rubs
2. Back scratches
3. Someone to bring you kleenex and hot drinks when you have a cold.
4. Someone to snuggle with.
5. My best friend always nearby
6. Someone to take trips with
7. Sex
8. Someone to share the good times with
9. Someone to share the bad times with.
10. Someone to talk to.
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Someone who loves you for you, a true friend and soul mate.

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I'm no expert on marriage, the first one failed, and the second one is only 2 years old. However, I will say one word: Communicate. Although the mariage is only 2 years old, the relationship is almost 10, and communication has been the key.
As for the good things: someone always ready to cruise with you!

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AFter 25 years of marriage, here are my

TOP TEN BEST THINGS ABOUT MARRIAGE

10 Always having a "date" for a party.
9. Always having someone to whine to
8. Always having someone who FORGIVES you for whining
7. Always having that heartbeat next to you every night
6. Always having someone who supports you unconditionally (as you do them)
5 I love you's right when you need them
4. Always having someone who thinks you look good in your old sweatpants
3. Having someone who puts up with your loud, crazy family (when he was from a quiet, sedate bunch....)
2.Knowing that your true soulmate will be with you forever.
1. Knowing you'll never have to date again!!!!

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Lots of good ones here Michelle...sorry I can't think of any to add....just wanted to add my best wishes to you and Mark!
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TAX BREAK!!!!!! Good Luck Michelle & Mark

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Don't forget to take time out to praise each other occasionally, it's always a nice feeling...

...and of course back rubs & foot massages!!!

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Michelle and Marc
After 11 years and 2 kids later,

10. Someone who you can share problems with
9. Someone who will always be there for you when you are down
8. Someone who has a totally opposite point of view
7. Someone else to watch the kids whe you need a time out
6 Someone into whose eyes you can see your inner self
5 Someone who is your best friend
4 Someone who will hold you when you are sick
3 Someone who will tell you how good you look 40 years from now
2 Someone who will be there thru lifes peaks and valleys
1. Someone else to make the coffee in the morning.

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Steve: You know, Freburary isn't that far away. Donna and I will both be in line to SMACK you!

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Thank you and (((hugs))) to everyone except Steve! Mark and I really appreciate all the good wishes.

Steve - go to your room!

Two weeks and three days to go!

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I think one of the nicest things about being married to my best friend is...

...if you really mess something up, they are willing to help you out of your bind rather than berate you for it...that is the sign of a *true* friend....

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Michelle, having a husband, that puts the seat down...i couldn't resist.!!!!!!
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