97 Quotes About 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."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage, Deception


  • "The man who loves his wife above all else on earth gains the freedom and power to pursue other noble, but lesser, loves."

    - David Jeremiah
    Topics: Marriage, Freedom


  • "In sharp contrast with our culture, the Bible teaches that the essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion. But in talking this way, there is a danger of falling into the opposite error that characterized many ancient and traditional societies. It is possible to see marriage as merely a social transaction, a way of doing your duty to family, tribe and society. Traditional societies made the family the ultimate value in life, and so marriage was a mere transaction that helped your family's interest. By contrast, contemporary Western societies make the individual's happiness the ultimate value, and so marriage becomes primarily an experience of romantic fulfillment. But the Bible sees GOD as the supreme good - not the individual or the family - and that gives us a view of marriage that intimately unites feelings AND duty, passion AND promise. That is because at the heart of the Biblical idea of marriage is the covenant."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: covenant, love, marriage, sacrifice


  • "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."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Marriage, Money


  • "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."

    - George Macdonald
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Better die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong man."

    - Billy Sunday
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Love as distinct from "being in love" is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love, Marriage


  • "They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Wholly abstain or wed."

    - George Herbert
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Within this Christian vision of marriage, here's what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of what God is creating, and to say, I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, 'I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!"

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: marriage, love


  • "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."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Men, you'll never be a good groom to your wife unless you're first a good bride to Jesus."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: husband, manhood, marriage, relationships


  • "You can only afford to be generous if you actually have some money in the bank to give. In the same way, if your only source of love and meaning is your spouse, then anytime he or she fails you, it will not just cause grief but a psychological cataclysm. If, however, you know something of the work of the Spirit in your life, you have enough love 'in the bank' to be generous to your spouse even when you are not getting much affection or kindness at the moment."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: holy spirit, isolation, love, marriage


  • "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."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love."

    - Billy Graham
    Topics: Love, Marriage, Home



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