Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. Billy Graham
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. Ruth Pell Graham
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. C.S. Lewis
As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two. Thomas Adams
A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made. Darlene Schacht
Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice. Fawn Weaver
Rules for a happy marriage:
- Never both be angry at the same time.
- Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
- If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse.
- If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.
- Never bring up mistakes from the past.
- Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
- Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
- At least once a day say a kind word or pay a compliment to your partner.
- When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness.
- It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is usually the one who does the most talking. Unknown
- When love has gone out a marriage, it is better to get divorced.
- It is better for the children for the unhappy couple to divorce than to raise their children in the atmosphere of an unhappy marriage.
- Divorce is the lesser of two evils.
- You owe it to yourself.
- Everyone’s entitled to one mistake.
- God led me to this divorce.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Henry Ward Beecher
Husbands and wives, recognize that in marriage you have become one flesh. If you live for your private pleasure at the expense of your spouse, you are living against yourself and destroying your joy. But if you devote yourself with all your heart to the holy joy of your spouse, you will also be living for your joy and making a marriage after the image of Christ and His church. John Piper
One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it. George MacDonald
Marriage: If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by. Burton Howard
The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace. Fawn Weaver
A perfect marriage is made up of two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other. Unknown
Men, you’ll never be a good groom to your wife unless you’re first a good bride to Jesus. Tim Keller
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him maker her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” Zig Ziglar
Marriage is getting to have a sleep over with your best friend, every single night of the week.” Christie Cook
Sexual expression within a marriage is not an option or an extra. It is certainly not, as it has sometimes been considered, a necessary evil in which spiritual Christians engage only to procreate children. It is far more than a physical act. God created it to be the expression an experience of love on the deepest human level and to be a beautiful and powerful bond between husband and wife. John MacArthur
In share contrast with our culture, the Bible teaches that the essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good fo the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion. Tim Keller
Staying married, therefore, is not mainly about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant. “Till death do us part” or “As long as we both shall live” is a sacred covenant promise – the same kind Jesus made with His bride when He died for her. John Piper
There are few things more frightening to a man than giving away his heart. And there are few things more comforting to a man than to know the woman he gave his heart to, will protect it with her life. Fawn Weaver
There is no more lovely, friendly, or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage. Martin Luther
Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it. Swedish Proverb
We judge ourselves by our intentions. We judge our spouses by their actions. No wonder we think we’re better! Anne Moodie
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we should wait on someone else to do the right thing before we do the right thing? Shellie Wray Gregoire
Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage. Michael Hyatt
You cannot sit back and hope for a happy marriage, you have to create it. Unknown
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