How does the saying go? Ah, Blaise Pascal: The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.
Your wedding ceremony, and in particular your SOI (Statement of Intent) is your opportunity to tell the world what your heart reasons are for marrying your beloved. They also set you up to remember. There’s something about saying something out loud that makes it more true. Tell your beloved and your beloved community why you’re marrying your beloved:
- What is it about your partner that makes this ridiculous endeavor called marriage not only possible but realistic for each of you?
You will come back to those words. In fact, 5 years from now when you’re slapping your forehead, saying, “why did I do this, why?” Your partner will be able to say to you, “Sweetie, you married me because you LOVE my laid back nature.” Oh, right. I do.
The more you can share with your partner, and your world why you love and respect your beloved, the better the two of you will do in marriage.
Tip: Keep focusing on the good things. Let the world know how special this relationship is. It will help them support you. It will help you revere and honor it. Nothing wrong with any of those things happening to your marriage!