"Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still. "
Catherine Pulsifer, from Are You Learning
"May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children,
May you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward."
"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
"When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter."
"You can't be value free when it comes to marriage."
"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
"A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last."
"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
"Everything in life starts as a seed - a relationship, a marriage, a business, a church. And nothing happens until the seed is planted."
"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."
"If you are married, I encourage you to pray for your marriage."