Top Ten Marriage Quotes

I'm joining in Women Living Well's Top 10 Quotes on Marriage and Motherhood Series link up! Today I'm sharing my top ten quotes related to marriage. Check back in the coming weeks when I'll be sharing my favorite books on marriage, motherhood, and more. :)

10. Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy - it's supposed to make you married. ~ Frank Pittman

9. There's a natural inclination for two people to think about marriage as a 50/50 arrangement, each person contributing one-half the effort. But the natural outcome of that thinking is to begin tabulating a scorecard in your head, keeping lists of how much you think you have contribute versus your partner. ...there are many instances in the average family that automatically assume one gender will contribute more than the other. So let's establish this premise: each of you should expect to put in much more than your share to make your marriage work. ~ SQuire Rushnell, Couples Who Pray

8. If you vow to stay together for better or for worse, you must make it work. 100% of marriages have tough times. Resolve for unity, always. ~ Love Is A Choice

7. Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground. ~ Darlene Schacht

6. We can either help our husbands rise to what God has purposed for them or we can clip their wings so they never even get off the ground. It is a great honor and privilege to be a husband’s helpmate. ~ Lysa TerKeurst, Capture His Heart

5. Love - the way that God intended it to be - calls us to embrace the same attitude as Christ; an attitude of humility, self-sacrifice, patience, and kindness. That's how we live out the truest form of the word. ~ Darlene Schacht, The Good Wife's Guide

4. Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse's perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse. Only then can we give encouragement. With verbal encouragement, we are trying to communicate, "I know. I care. I am with you. How can I help?" We are trying to show that we believe in him and in his abilities. We are giving credit and praise.” ~ Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

3. Love doesn't keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn't bring up past failures. None of us is perfect. In marriage we do not always do the right thing. We have sometimes done and said hurtful things to our spouses. We cannot erase the past. We can only confess it and agree that it was wrong. We can ask for forgiveness and try to act differently in the future. Having confessed my failure and asked forgiveness, I can do nothing more to mitigate the hurt it may have caused my spouse. When I have been wronged by my spouse and she has painfully confessed it and requested forgiveness, I have the option of justice or forgiveness. If I choose justice and seek to pay her back or make her pay for her wrongdoing, I am making myself the judge and her the felon. Intimacy becomes impossible. If, however, I choose to forgive, intimacy can be restored. Forgiveness is the way of love. ~ Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

2. A wife should submit to her husband, not because women are inferior, but because that is how God designed the marital relationship to function. Submission is not a wife’s being a “doormat” for her husband. Rather, with the help of the Holy Spirit, a wife submits to her husband, and a husband sacrificially loves his wife. ~ Got Questions

1. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of marriage, giving meaning and purpose to every dimension of living. ~ Dr. James Dobson, Love for a Lifetime

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1 comment :

  1. Hi, I'm visiting from Women Living Well. Love your post and the quotes. Great encouragement for marriage and our relationship with God. Thanks for sharing.


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