97 Quotes About Marriage

  • "When God brought the first man his spouse, he brought him not just a lover but the friend his heart had been seeking. Proverbs 2:17 speaks of one's spouse as your 'allup' a unique word that the lexicons define as your 'special confidant' or 'best friend.' In an age where women were often seen as the husband's property and marriages were mainly business deals and transactions seeking to increase the family's social status and security, it was startling for the Bible to describe a spouse in this way. But in today's society, with its emphasis on romance and sex, it is just as radical to insist that your spouse should be your best friend, though for a different reason. In tribal societies, romance doesn't matter as much as social status, and in individualistic Western societies, romance and great sex matter far more than anything else. The Bible, however, without ignoring the importance of romance, puts great emphasis on marriage as companionship."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: marriage


  • "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."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Marriage, Choices


  • "[Spiritual friendship] is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love, and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: friendship, love, marriage, spirituality


  • "Singles, too, must see the penultimate status of marriage. If single Christians don't develop a deeply fulfilling love relationship with Jesus, they will put too much pressure on their dream of marriage, and that will create pathology in their lives as well."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: God, marriage, singleness


  • "We must say to ourselves something like this: 'Well, when Jesus looked down from the cross, he didn't think 'I am giving myself to you because you are so attractive to me.' No, he was in agony, and he looked down at us - denying him, abandoning him, and betraying him - and in the greatest act of love in history, he stayed. He said, 'Father, forgive them, they don't know what they are doing.' He loved us, not because we were lovely to him, but to make us lovely. That is why I am going to love my spouse.' Speak to your heart like that, and then fulfill the promises you made on your wedding day."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: covenant, Jesus, love, 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."

    - John Selden
    Topics: Marriage


  • "Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Marriage, Home


  • "The thing needed to women (and to men too) is these friendships without love between men and women. And if between married men and married women, all the better."

    - Florence Nightingale
    Topics: Friendship, Marriage, Women


  • "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."

    - William Tyndale
    Topics: Marriage, Helping


  • "Marriage is an adventure, like going to war."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Marriage, War


  • "Our culture says that feelings of love are the basis for actions of love. And of course that can be true. But it is truer to say that actions of love can lead consistently to feelings of love."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: love, marriage


  • "The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness."

    - John Selden
    Topics: Marriage, Cheerfulness, Sacrifice


  • "Within this Christian vision for marriage, here's what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person 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!' Each spouse should see the great thing that Jesus is doing in the life of their mate through the Word, the Gospel. Each spouse then should give him- or herself to be a vehicle for that work and envision the day that you will stand together before God, seeing each other presented in spotless beauty and glory."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: marriage


  • "Only with time do we really learn who the other person is and come to love the person for him- or herself and not just for the feelings and experiences they give us."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: love, marriage, time


  • "Keep up your conjugal love in constant heat and vigor."

    - Richard Baxter
    Topics: Marriage



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