Apache Marriage Blessing
Now you will feel no rain, for
each of you will be the shelter for each other.
Now you will feel
no cold, for each of you will be the warmth for the other.
you are two persons, but there is only one life before.
to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life together.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of
what brought you together.
Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness
and kindness that your connection deserves.
When frustration, difficulty and
fear assail your relationship - as they threaten all relationships at one time
or another - remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part
which seems wrong.
In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide
the face of the sun in your lives - remembering that even if you lose sight of
it for a moment, the sun is still there.
And if each of you takes responsibility
for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.