marriage POAGPOAG (Promise of a generation) hosted a film preview followed by a panel discussion on “Marriage: The good, The bad and The Ugly”.  The film was excellent, entertaining and thought provoking. The discussion was honest airing pain, frustration, hope, nostalgia and promise.  As a panel member, I was asked questions on my experience, and I shared a recipe I received from my dear friend Hania years back; many people asked to have it, so here it is..

Instant recipe for a Happy Marriage

  • 1 cup of consideration
  • 1 cup of courtesy
  • 2 cupfuls flattery carefully concealed
  • 2 cupfuls milk of human kindness
  • 1 gallon faith in God and each other
  • 2 cupfuls praise
  • 1 small pinch of in-laws
  • 1 reasonable budget
  • A generous dash of cooperation
  • 3 teaspoons pure extract of “I’m Sorry”
  • 1 cupful of confidence and encouragement…..
  • 2 children at least
  • 1 large or several small hobbies
  • 1 cup of blindness to the others faults

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories
stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism.
Sweeten well with generous portions of love and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion.
Never serve with a cold shoulder or hot tongue.

The dialogue was great, I believe an entire series should be built around the topic.. one that late-high-school and collage youth should be included in.  Guidance is essenitial in these matters, very little of it is available. Young people should hear from other young experienced individuals and professionals.  A young lady from the audience suggested mandetory pre-marriage counciling.