I Like Being Married by Michael Leach
Treasured Traditions Rituals and Stories

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From the reflections of famous people and the stories of everyday folk to classic love letters and contemporary "ten best" lists, this delightfully eclectic treasury shines a spotlight on the many joys of marriage.
I Like Being Married is the ultimate celebration of the ties that keep loving couples together in good times and bad. With a guest list that includes Paul Newman and Joannne Woodward, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, Queen Victoria, George Burns, and Secretary of State Colin Powell (to name just a few); poetic tributes from Homer, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and wedding readings from the Bible and other religious traditions, it captures the magic and deep-seated sense of commitment at the heart of married life.
I Like Being Married shows that the institution of marriage is integral to our common humanity. There are heartwarming stories of courtship–including Mikhail Gorbachev’s charming "Chasing Raisa" and Rosalyn Carter’s story of meeting Jimmy for the first time. Jerry Stiller, Celine Dion, and others who have broken the "rules" describe how they overcame family expectations, age differences, and other obstacles to wed the people they love. In moving and amusing portraits, husbands and wives reveal the qualities and the quirks that make their mates endearing, and vignettes by Ruby Dee, Roy Rogers, and Walter Payton capture the special joys that children bring to a marriage. Long-married couples look back on a lifetime of love–and look forward to the future with hope. Lists of the ten best books, songs, movies, and sitcoms about marriage, along with evocative illustrations, round off this unusual, multifaceted look at marital bliss.
Filled with stories, memories, and musings, I Like Being Married is not only an ideal gift for showers, weddings, and anniversaries but is the perfect way to explore the true meaning of marriage.

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About Michael Leach

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MICHAEL LEACH and THERESE J. BORCHARD are the editors of I Like Being Catholic. Michael Leach, the executive director of Orbis Books, has edited and published numerous award-winning books. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Therese Borchard has written seventeen books, including Winging It: Meditations of a Young Adult and the acclaimed children's books series The Emerald Bible Collection. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.From the Hardcover edition.
Published May 14, 2002 by Image. 240 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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This collection of writings about that celebrated institution features essays from Hollywood stars, writers, politicians and ordinary folks. The editors of I Like Being Cath

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Contemporary marriage has its critics — those who would like to change it or do away with it altogether.

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