Category Archives: MARRIAGE ETC

Never marry a woman with bigger feet than your own

http://www.sayingsfromafrica.info/2012/12/some-great-inspiring-african-proverbs.html

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Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. 

~Simone Signoret

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The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.” ― Cher

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Marriage a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
– Beverly Nichols

http://www.thatsamoreweddings.com/en/wedding-proverbs.php

Marriage is a promise. Not just between the couple but to the community at large, to generations past and to those yet to be born.

Heritage.org

http://www.smartmarriages.com/marriage.quotes.html

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“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!”

― Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“I think people expect too much from marriage today,’ he said. ‘They expect perfection. Every moment should be bliss. That’s TV or movies. But that is not the human experience.
. . . twenty good minutes here, forty good minutes there, it adds up to something beautiful. The trick is when things aren’t so great, you don’t junk the whole thing. It’s okay to have an argument. It’s okay that the other one nudges you a little, bothers you a little. It’s part of being close to someone.
But the joy you get from that same closeness–when you watch your children, when you wake up and smile at each other–that . . . is a blessing. People forget that.”
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request