What does it mean to renew the wedding vows? As years go by all couples will weather many storms, both minor and major. The storms erode trust and passion. Eventually the marriage may resemble the sandstone formations of Monument Valley, where the underlying structure remains long after the outer layers are stripped clean of all life.
To counteract this devastation it is important to bring about a renewal of the commitment that is the foundation of any relationship. This starts with an awareness of the forces that pull on us every day to rip us apart. Very few couples I know are consciously aware of the destruction that threatens their happiness.