Side by Side: The Sacred Art Of Relationship For Aging Couples

Beatitudes

Blessed are the couples who welcome Divine Presence into their midst, for they shall know Eternal Belonging and love. ยท

Blessed is the relationship that practices Sabbath through the daily bread of devotion, mindfulness, and prayer, for they shall find home.

Blessed is your partnership when you welcome the stranger in each other, for you will find wonder and encouragement on the growing edges.

Blessed is your relationship when you extend tender care to one another when hurt, aggrieved, exposed, or shamed, for you shall be comforted.

Blessed is your partnership when you face your shadows, for you shall be free of blame and projection.

Blessed is your coupleship when you listen deeply with your hearts, souls, bodies, and minds, for you shall be understood, witnessed, and seen.

Blessed is your relationship when you openly address conflicts, for you shall find truth, reconciliation, growth, and freedom from violence.

Blessed is your partnership when you respect the tension between “me” and “we,” for you will know companioning without loss of self.

Blessed is your relationship when you care as much about your partner’s needs as your own, for you shall know the fruits of mutuality.

Blessed is your relationship when you embrace all seasons of life, the perennial cycles of birth, death, and resurrection, for you shall know wholeness.

Blessed is your friendship when it dances with the Spirits of tomfoolery, shenanigans, and play, for you shall know humor and mirth, and have some really good times.

“The experience of aging, as well as intimate relationships, belong to the geography of the soul.”