S: Jason & Lauren, 27 February 2010
2: Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
3: A good marriage must be created.
6: Ahu Ahu Oraukawa Lodge, Oakura, NZ 27 February 2010
7: In the art of marriage the little things are the big things.
9: It is never being too old to hold hands.
10: It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
12: It is never going to sleep angry.
13: It is at no time taking the other for granted.
14: The Courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years.
15: It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
16: It is standing together facing the world.
17: It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
18: It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
20: It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
22: "IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU' BUT A LIFETIME TO SHOW IT." - TERESA COLLINS
24: It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel.
25: It is not looking for perfection in each other.
26: It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
27: It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
31: It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. | Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA 6 March 2010
33: It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
34: It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
35: It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
36: It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
38: I Jason Lee Otis choose you Lauren Grace Axten as my best friend, my love for life, and my wife. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my most tender care. Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I vow to be faithful to you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams and to wipe away your tears with my laughter. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you. You are everything I need...
39: I Lauren Grace Axten choose you Jason Lee Otis as my best friend, my love for life, and my husband. Jason, you are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known. I love you for you intelligence, your compassion and your strength. I promise always to respect you, love you, and support you. With kindness, unselfishness and TRUST, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I commit to being open and honest with you, communicating with you and to never shut you out. I promise not to let the small things cast a large shadow. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I promise to be strong for you as you have been for me. I'm forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me. You are everything I need...
40: ...As our jouney through life begins today, I promise to you that I will forever be by your side and I will be ready to face everthing the world has to offer us.