WHO WE MARRY is one of the most important decisions in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice.
Nathan Workman, Marriage: 3 Keys to Unlock Intimacy, Trustworthiness, and Unconditional Love
Marriage signifies oneness- In other relationships, people are different
entities but in marriage, the couple is considered as one.
This is what makes marriage a different kind of bond.
Mark McGrann, Marriage: Fireproof your Marriage the Ultimate way to Save your Marriage!
Most couples think that love will make the world go around after marriage.
But the truth is, love is just one of the important factors you need to
take care of.
Dorothea Jackson, Relationship: How to Deal with Negative Emotions - Separation, Divorce & Death
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
But the concept and roots of human marriage are in God's own action,
and therefore what the Bible says about God's design for marriage is crucial.
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.
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Whether you are in your first relationship or you have been married
for 20 years keeping the romance going is the secret.
Denise Brienne, 250 Romantic Ideas For Couples: Volume 1
Marriage is a form of discipline involving two people committing
to a certain lifestyle and set of boundaries.
David Khalil, Principle 10
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things
are the big things.
Somehow, I became hyperfocused on all I felt was wrong with my husband and blinded to all that was good.
I complained and nagged and set out to change him. And I almost destroyed my marriage in the process.
Renee Swope, Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Living
Marriage, at its core, is all about respect for the other person -
and respect goes both ways.
Dr. Kevin Leman, Have a New Husband by Friday
The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face
across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must
be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations.
Elbert Hubbard, A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if
we had never married at all.
Marriages survive when partners prioritize their marital relationship
over other interpersonal relationships.
Julie Smith, Marriage: 13 Secrets to Turn Around Conflict and Rebuild Trust, Connection and Intimacy In Your Relationship
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Tragically, it never dawned on either of us that God might have a design
for husbands and wives, and a
good plan to protect and bless our marriage.
Kay Arthur, A Marriage Without Regrets
Don't hang on to small annoyances. So many marriages have slowly
deteriorated over the smallest, silliest things.
Lisa Jacobson, 100 Ways to Love Your Husband: A Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love
Then if marriage is not a contract, what is it? It is an unconditional
commitment into which a man and woman enter for life.
H. Norman Wright, Communication: Key to Your Marriage
The success of marriages and all other close relationships depends
upon slowing down enough and opening up enough to create
a space that welcomes simple, kind words.
Edward M. Hallowell Md, Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
God intends each of our marriages to be a way for us to be totally fulfilled,
but we have to live as an
example of Christ's love for us.
Michael Omartian, The Power of a Praying Husband
Marriage is a huge investment: of time, of energy and of emotion.
Protect and keep contributing to your investment.
Karen Gordon, How My Husband Keeps Me Happy
Marriage is a beautiful relationship that unifies two individuals, binding
them together through their commitment.
Jennifer Smith; Aaron Smith, 31 Prayers For My Future Husband
Marriage is about being a team.
Elijah Davidson, Marriage: Husband and Wife: What Does the Bible Say About Marriage and Divorce?
The great trouble is that men do not understand the different needs of their
spouses. Marriages are being destroyed
because men don't see that women are looking for totally different
things from their marriage.
Gil Stieglitz, Becoming a Godly Husband
If there is any skill needed by both persons in a marriage,
it is the skill of listening.
John Savage, Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders
Yet, there are couples who have healthy marriages in which
each encourages the other and they watch their dreams come true.
Dr. Gary Chapman, Now You're Speaking My Language
When two people become one flesh by way of marriage,
it is not only their hearts that are united, but their minds and souls as well.
Julie Donner Andersen
From the first, the Bible makes clear that marriage is a calling from
God to care for, bless, and serve another.
Adam Hamilton, Love to Stay Book
No matter what the two of you have to face, it is possible to get
through it together as long as you both have confidence in the
marriage and in one another.
Tyler Green, Communication in Marriage: How to Create an Unbreakable and Meaningful Relationship that Lasts
Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married.
E. Stanley Jones, Victorious Living
In fact, God has a mission for every marriage, including yours.
No matter your age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, life circumstances,
or denomination, there is something unique that He wants you to
accomplish together over the course of your lives. Whatever God's
mission for your marriage includes, it is designed first to honor Him
and then to impact others.
Clint & Penny A. Bragg, Your Marriage, God's Mission
Quotes about God
The person you choose to marry will have a great influence in your
life and in the decisions you make from the point of marriage onwards.
Peter Cain, Dating Advice
All relationships have areas of differences and fighting is a normal and
inherent part of marriage, what you can do to lessen the fights is to
understand what may be causing it.
Annie Mayer, Marriage: Complete Guide for Saving and Rebuilding Trust, Intimacy and Connection
True, every marriage will encounter some difficult or turbulent
times - whose marriage doesn't?
Submitting ourselves ourselves to God's grace is the power for
S. Levine, Marriage: God and Marriage: How To Find Love: Instruction Manual
Your marriage is a glorious bond but don't take it as an easy task.
It is meant to be worked upon - similar to all of your
Raymond Eido, Marriage: How To Communicate With Your Spouse
Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person
continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my
wife to marry me.
They all have friends outside of the marriage, but their greatest friendship,
the one they've spent the most time building over the years,
is with their spouse.
Fawn Weaver, Happy Wives Club
If husbands spent their time and attention on demonstrating love
to their wives, and wives focused their energy on showing respect for
their husbands, imagine how different the world would be today.
Marriages are fragile. They must be nurtured and protected if they
are to survive for a lifetime.
Dr. James Dobson
Words of Encouragement
Marriages survive when partners prioritize their marital relationship
over other interpersonal relationships. This doesn't mean to suggest
that other relationships are ignored, or don't matter.
What prioritization means is that the marriage is important enough
to take primacy, even at times over children.
Julie Smith, Marriage: 13 Secrets to Turn Around Conflict & Rebuild Trust, Connection & Intimacy In Your Relationship
Everything in life starts as a seed - a relationship, a marriage, a
business, a church. And nothing happens until the seed is planted.
If you are married, I encourage you to pray for your marriage.
If conflict over money is the number one source of marriage trouble,
coming into agreement about finances becomes the number one
opportunity to improve our relationships.
Have a good and godly marriage that shows the world Christ's
love through how you sacrificially love and serve one another.
John Stange, What did Jesus say about Marriage?
Healthy relationships of all kinds are usually composed of honesty, trust,
Ace McCloud, Confident Communication Skills
Marriage is an exciting and eventful type of transition.
Going from an independent individual to being responsible for
someone else's needs,
wants, and wishes requires an enormous paradigm shift in thinking.
Robert Mitchell, Transition: Life's Unavoidable Reality: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Change
Failure to develop and maintain a high level of trust, can lead
any marriage or relationship into a whirlwind of problems.
Dr. Kenton D. Wiley, I Know I'm Married But...: 25 Principles To Avoid Cheating
Marriage is another name for compromise, tolerance, and
understanding. Enjoy each other's company, spend time together,
laugh, and share your emotions and feelings.
Jacques Harland, Making Your Marriage Work: How to keep the Love Alive
Putting love first, even above the laws of marriage, will allow you
to see past the small, insignificant details and focus on the relationship
you truly desire.
E'yen A.Gardner, Husband Rules: A Guy's Playbook on How to Win in Marriage
To make a marriage work, the big three are:
surrendering to God and being filled with the Holy Spirit
Richard Massafra, The Invisible Marriage Counselor: How We Overcame Divorce, MS, Bankruptcy, Abuse, and Infidelity
The best marriage is based on friendship,
you will have the best type of marriage!
Making time for your spouse is one way you can give your children
a good example of a healthy and loving marriage, it also helps them feel
secure, confident, loved.
Grace Essen, Successful Working Mom
Trust is very important to a healthy marriage because your degree
of trust is equal to how much you are willing to love each other.
Sarah McMillan, Rekindle your Marriage
Simply put, a marriage is not a marriage without the existence of
two individuals who promised to love each other.
Jessica Gardner, Marriage Counselling From Home
Romance is the 'spice' that makes your marriage more than
just being roommates.
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Whether people are struggling to save a marriage, to cooperate in a family crisis, or to build rapport with a difficult boss, they usually have one thing in common:
They need to share emotional information that can help them feel connected.
John Gottman; Joan DeClaire, The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
Poems about Life
Most people never come to Jesus to get their deepest needs met,
so they never find what they so desperately seek in life or marriage.
Jimmy Evans, Marriage On the Rock: God's Design For Your Dream Marriage
Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech.
Few of us are able to be open and honest about our faults.
Those who learn to do this gracefully make good marriage partners.
C.J. Kruse, Her 28 Day Marriage Challenge
Yes you want your wedding to be perfect, but that shouldn't
mean getting into financial trouble. It's one day of your life whereas
your marriage is forever.
Sandra Breeze, Wedding Planning On A Budget
Quotes about Life
Even when you don't feel like it, apologizing is what keeps
your relationship together. I never apologized as much as since
when I got married.
Christian Olsen, wrote, 100 Marriage Tips
Poems about Regret
As much as we need to take care of and protect our kids,
we also need to realize the importance of protecting our marriages, too.
Never pass up an offer for someone to watch the kids. And never stop
dating your wife.
Ken Fite, The Dash: Lessons in Life, Faith, and Purpose
Most marriages can be saved by improving how both partners communicate
with each other. Most of the time, a lack of communication is caused by
some small bad habit that simply escalates out of control.
Jennifer N. Smith, Save Marriage: Everything You Need To Save Any Marriage
Married life is not an easy life. According to John Maxwell, it requires
discipline and commitment.
Lindsey Schlessinger, Successful Family Relationships: 10 Simple Strategies For Improving Family Relationships
Unfaithfulness in marriage is indicative of unfaithful hearts toward God.
Adam Copenhaver, What Is Christian Marriage?
Every marriage will have power struggles occasionally but if you're willing
to compromise and be fair to your spouse, then even the worst struggles
will not impact your relationship adversely.
Dianne Kane, Anger Management for Partners: Get back love and respect in your relationship
Wisdom will preserve your very life when you use it. Wisdom has the ability
to preserve your marriage, finances, and family.
Mandy Fender, Beautifully Broken: Giving God the Broken Pieces
But marriage isn't black and white; it's not a paper trail,
Not an agreement to transform a bond to no avail.
Greta Zwaan, A Flawed Marriage Plan
In my pursuit of my husband, I can tell when I'm operating on my own
strength instead of resting in the security of the gospel.
How? My decisions and actions toward my husband are based
on an unstated litany of "if-then" statements (If he does this, then I'll do that).
Can you imagine if Christ kept a similar list? We'd all be in trouble!
Thank God for Jesus and the gracious ways in which
he pursues us. As it turns out, we need the exact same graciousness
Selena Frederick; Ryan Frederick, Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well
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