It is also true that marriages (and all relationships) need celebrations. They do better when you pay attention to them and ask your community to pay attention to them.
Our marriages do better as well when we know the specific vows we have committed to uphold. Even if the vows are the same, the emphases may be different. Your renewal wedding vows and your vow renewal ceremony should speak to your needs and desires in this next stage of your life.
As you move forward, think about some of these things:
What are you planning to do with your marriage now?
How are you planning to keep the passion alive now that life is different? (not alive now? How are you going to get it back?)
How about the romance?
How will the rhythm of your relationship change now that your lives are changing?
How will you include one another in your lives in this new era of your marriage?
What things might you be doing more on your own?
planning to update your communication skills as you enter a new
and unfamiliar era? (If not, why not? Have you ever run into a
marriage that wouldn't benefit from improved communication
What kind of support and companionship do you want from your family and your community?
You've come a
long way together. And now there are new vistas ahead. Stride
into your future content that you've got the support you need
from the partner you love to make this beloved relationship
even more fabulous.