The Pope says marriage is like a job.
"Marriage is also a daily job. We could even say it's like craftsmanship. In a way it's like being a goldsmith, because a husband makes his wife more of a woman, and she in turn should make her husband a better man. Growing together in their humanity, as man and woman.”
The Pope says marriage is a lifelong commitment.
"Love is something that comes about. It's a reality that grows. As an example, we could even say that it's like building a home. You build a home together, not alone!”
The Pope says marriage isn't just based on feelings.
"You can't base a marriage on feelings that come and go. Bur rather on the rock of true love, the love that comes from God.”
The Pope says a good marriage is one with quality.
"It's not just about having a marriage that lasts. The quality of the marriage is also important.”
The Pope says we should pray.
"When we pray the 'Our Father' we say: Give us this day our daily Bread. When it comes to marriage, we can say: Give us this day, our daily love.”
Being in love means saying these three phrases more than once.
"May I? This is the polite way of joining someone's life, with respect and attention. Do we know how to say thank you? As engaged couples and soon as a married couple, it's important to acknowledge that your spouse is a gift from God. When you receive a gift from God, you say Thank You.'”
The Pope reminds us there is no perfect person.
"We all know there is no such thing as the perfect family or a perfect husband or wife. I won't even mention a perfect mother in law…It's us who do exist, sinners. Jesus knows us well and He tells us a secret: Never let the day end, without apologizing.”
The Pope gave some advice about making the day unforgettable.
"Make sure it's an authentic celebration, because marriage is a celebration. It's a Christian celebration, not a worldly one. Imagine having a party sipping some tea? No way, without wine there's no party.”