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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Marriage

Marriage is an exclusive union between one man and one woman, publicly acknowledged, permanently sealed, and physically consummated.
- Selwyn Hughes

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Marriage

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Marriage

The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Adultery, Marriage

An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons - marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Habits, Hypocrisy

A man doesn't own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife's love.

    Author: Ed Cole
    Topics: Marriage

A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.

    Author: Francis Bacon
    Topics: Marriage

We all face storms in life, whether it is a storm like Katrina, a storm in a marriage, or a storm in our finances.

    Author: Franklin Graham
    Topics: Struggles

Marriage is not a union, merely between two creatures - it is a union between two spirits; and the intention of that bond is to perfect the nature of both, by supplementing their deficiencies with the force of contrast, giving to each sex those excellencies in which it is naturally deficient.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Marriage

I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Marriage

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Marriage, War

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.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Marriage

It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show them up.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Marriage

The Puritan ethic of marriage was first to look not for a partner whom you do love passionately at this moment but rather for one whom you can love steadily as your best friend for life, then to proceed with God's help to do just that.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Marriage

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Marriage

Celibacy, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity; but marriage, like the useful bee, builds a house, and gathers sweetness from every flower, and labors and unites into societies and republics, and sends out colonies, and feeds the world with delicacies, and keeps order, and exercises many virtues, and promotes the interest of mankind, and is that state of good to which God hath designed the present constitution of the world.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Marriage

Marriage has in it less of beauty, but more of safety, than the single life; it hath not more ease, but less danger; it is more merry and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but is supported by all the strengths of love and charity; and those burdens are delightful.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Marriage

Sex appeal alone is the poorest basis in the world for a happy marriage.

    Author: John R. Rice
    Topics: Marriage

Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.

    Author: John Selden
    Topics: Marriage

To encounter Christ is to touch reality and experience transcendence. He gives us a sense of self-worth or personal significance, because He assures us of God's love for us. He sets us free from guilt because He died for us and from paralyzing fear because He reigns. He gives meaning to marriage and home, work and leisure, personhood and citizenship.

    Author: John Stott
    Source: Between Two Worlds, p. 154.
    Topics: Christ

There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Marriage, Relationships

God has set the type of marriage everywhere throughout the creation. Every creature seeks its perfection in another. The very heavens and earth picture it to us.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Marriage, Creation

God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Marriage

God never approves sexual union outside of marriage.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Virtue

Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.

    Author: Ravi Zacharias
    Topics: Marriage

It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.

    Author: Rod Parsley
    Topics: Politics

As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Marriage

Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married state. Look not therein for contentment greater than God will give, or a creature in this world can receive, namely, to be free from all inconveniences. Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage, Deception

All the molestations of marriage are abundantly recompensed with the other comforts which God bestoweth on them who make a wise choice of a wife.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage, Choices

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage; and half shut afterward.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage, Humorous

In marriage there are three rings - the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffer-ring.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Marriage, Humorous

Making marriage work is like running a farm. You have to start all over again each morning.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Marriage

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

    Author: William Penn
    Topics: Marriage, Money

Marriage was ordained for a remedy and to increase the world and for the man to help the woman and the woman the man, with all love and kindness.

    Author: William Tyndale
    Topics: Marriage, Helping

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Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

    Author: Zig Ziglar
    Topics: Marriage, Humorous


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