Taking up of the cross in Marriage

How has the church in Croatia applied the Lord’s call to take up the cross and follow Him in the life of marriage? (Matthew 16:24-26)
This is an excerpt from the Internet: According to Croatian tradition, when a couple gets married, the priest doesn’t tell them that they have found the perfect person. On the contrary! Instead, he says to them: “You have found your cross. It is a cross to love, to carry it with you, a cross that is not to throw away but to treasure.” In Herzegovina, the Cross represents the greatest love, and the crucifix is the treasure of the house.
The bride and groom enter the church on their wedding day, they carry a crucifix with them. The priest blesses the crucifix; the bride puts her right hand on the crucifix and the groom puts his hand on hers so that both hands are joined together on the crucifix; The priest covers their hands with his stole as they exchange their vows, according to the rite of the Church, to be faithful to each other, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, till death do them part. Then the bride and groom kiss the crucifix. Those who witness the ceremony understand from it that if one of them leaves the other, he or she leaves Christ on the Cross.
The couple brings the crucifix to their home and puts it in a place of honor. It will forever be the point of reference and the place of family prayer. In times of difficulty, the family does not go to the lawyer or the psychiatrist but kneel together before the crucifix in search of help from Jesus Christ. Husband and wife will teach their children to kiss the crucifix every day and not to go to sleep, without first giving thanks to Jesus and seeking his forgiveness. They know that Jesus is holding them in His arms and there is nothing to fear.
Is our family life centered around Christ?