As we were discussing possibilities for this week’s post, we came across some quotes about marriage which we would like to share with you. We think it is good from time to time to stop and muse about this wonderful adventure that we married couples have promised to live. The following quotes are not in any particular order or preference from us – just some that we found had meaning to us. Some have the author others do not.
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 – more than passion or even sex! ~ Simone Signoret
Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends. ~ Harville Hendrix
Two souls with but a single thought; Two hearts that beat as one. ~ Fredrich Halm
The New York Daily News reveals research showing that couples who use ‘we’ are happier than those who use ‘I’, ‘me’ or ‘you.’
Wouldn’t give a nickel to do it again, but wouldn’t take a million to lose her. ~ Anonymous
I love being married, but it can be challenging. If you try to maintain an attitude of fairness and an ability to admit when you’re wrong, you can get through most things.
Communication is the most important thing — without it on both sides, there is no marriage. The point is not trying to change the other to fit our desires; it’s taking them as they are. Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. ~ Amy Bloom
My best chosen friend, companion, guide, to walk through life, linked hand-in-hand, two equal, loving friends, true husband and true wife. ~ Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. ~ Winston Churchill
You don’t need to be on the save wavelength to succeed in marriage. You just need to be able to ride each other’s waves. ~ Toni Sciarra Poynter
The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes. ~ Amy Grant
Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. ~ Tom Mullen
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. ~ Leo Tolstoy
It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Don’t overanalyze your marriage. That’s like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every twenty minutes to see how its roots are growing. ~ Unknown
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close. ~ Pablo Neruda
Love enables you to put your deepest feelings and fears in the palm of you partner’s hand, knowing they will be handled with care. ~ Carl S. Avery
Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. ~ Chinese Proverb
When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you are sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. ~ Joseph Campbell
Marriage Quotes: Cherished Moments……
The day I banged into the garage door, and my husband’s response was, “Guess it’s my turn to do something dumb now.” ~ Anonymous
My husband gave the “best man” speech at his friend’s wedding. He told the couple that he wished them the happiness in their marriage that he has in his. ~ Anonymous
A Marriage Blessing
As you enter into the little world,
that you promised to make brighter for each other,
may He who harnesses the waves
and hangs the sun out in the sky
and puts the song in the birds
especially bless you
and make your marriage a good and happy one!
Love is indeed “a many splendored thing!”
When it is given and returned,
it enriches both the Lover and the Beloved.
And as long as two people love each other,
nothing in this world is too difficult or too impossible
for wanting to do something for the one you love
takes all the burden out of it
and the roughest way becomes smooth
when you can travel it hand in hand
~ Helen Steiner Rice
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