To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.
A loving marriage helps transform us from the person we once were to the marvelous person we were always meant to be.
Marriage is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.
-Barbara Cage (original quote slightly revised)
One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
-Antoine de Saint Exupery
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Marriage is a thousand little things that make up the sum of our vows.
A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.
When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen on her face.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Marriage is a gift of love you give to your spouse everyday, with a never-ending promise that you’ll walk side-by-side.
It was not the days of ease that made our marriage stronger and happier; it was working through the difficult parts.
-Karen Swallow Prior
In poverty I promise to make our love rich in wealth; I promise not to let our love grow poor.
I am in love and out of it I will not go.
A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.
No trial is so large we can’t overcome it together.
There is nothing better than feeling completely content in life regardless of what life throws at you because your marriage is rock solid.
Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other everyday.
-Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
Happily married people know that keeping score is what unhappily married people do.
The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother.
Redeemed love is the most tender love.
Love is what is left in a relationship when the selfishness is taken out.
I take you for better or worse. Even if the better comes after the worse.
-Sheila Wray Gregoire
I hear people say that ‘falling in love is a mistake’ because that means you can simply fall out of love. When it comes to marriage, it just means that you have the benefit of falling in love all over again each and every day.
I’m not here because I’m supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.
-Richard Bach (The Bridge Across Forever)
I knew you were the one when I realized your smile was my heaven, your laugh was my favorite song, and your arms was my home.
At the end of the day when my world is spinning and problems rise, it’s a beautiful thing to just be able to fall apart in his arms. In those moments the world disappears and I know I’m not facing life alone.
Somewhere between our laughs, deep talks, and little fights…I fell in love with you.
Love your spouse with everything you’ve got! Don’t take shortcuts and don’t settle for just coasting by. The road ahead may be difficult at times, but you will get through anything if you choose to face it together, have faith, and never give up on each other.
Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
-Sir Harold George Nicolson
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.
Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. — Jean …