Preheat oven by taking a good hard look at yourself
with all your attributes and all your faults.
Then prepare yourself
by taking a realistic look at your mate.
Note what you really love about your partner
and be flexible and accepting of the other’s faults.
Understand that marriage is not always an easy road,
but if careful with each others feelings,
it can be a great success.
In a large bowl full of space where each individual can grow freely
and fully express themselves,
1-1/2 cups God’s Love ( do not substitute )
1-1/2 cups Kindness
1-1/2 cups Patience
In another bowl , whisk together
3 cups Respect
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Understanding
1 teaspoon Generosity
1 teaspoon Forgiveness
1 teaspoon Sense of Humor
1 teaspoon Unselfishness
1 teaspoon Responsiblty
1 teaspoon Constructive Criticism
(This last ingredient is a leavening,
so administer carefully and in small amount
or the marriage could turn bitter.)
Stir together and pour into prepared heart.
Bake marriage in the middle of a hot oven
full of life’s major hurdles for a time,
then reduce heat and bake longer
in life’s constant little irritations.
The marriage should rise above these problems
and form a wonderful union.
Note the glorious aroma.
In a small bowl with a good mixer, blend together
1 cup Leadership
½ cup Gentleness
With a Long knife of TRUST ,
cut the marriage into two distinct personalties.
On the bottom,
spread the Strong, but Gentle filling.
On the top, spread
1 cup wit and intelligence, spiced with humor
Place distinct personalities together,
one on top of the other.
Make Marriage Seal:
In a bowl, over simmering passion, melt together
½ cup JOY
1 Tablespoon Playfulness
Melt together, stirring in
3 Tablespoons Laughter
one moment at a time.
Place over a bowl of good times and bad times,
and stir until it flows freely.
Pour this mixture over marriage,
spreading over the top and allowing
to drip over the sides to others.