I would like to incorporate this into my ceremony instead of a candle or sand. Have an empty box, have the officiant read this, and put something from our wedding day in that box. We can keep filling the box throughout the years with "treasures" we collect together.
Eleven years ago, right now, I was in the building across from the church, eating lunch in my wedding dress, waiting for my guests to arrive, so I could get married. Right now, I'm sitting in the basement, in my pajamas, hurrying to write a blog post while the kids take a nap, so I can spend time
From Facebook - "Raw For Beauty" page 7/2015
Marriage Box - Made From a Cigar Box
marriage box made from a cigar box, crafts, repurposing upcycling
THE MARRIAGE/RELATIONSHIP BOX. "If you take out more than you put in the box will be empty." Listen relationships certainly don't operate best within a "tit for tat" framework but this concept of a marriage box is a really powerful one. It's similar to the emotional bank account I spoke about recently in which Dr. John Gottman discusses the act of withdrawing and depositing into each other's (and our own) emotional bank accounts. As a society we tend to believe in the box/account being FULL…