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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday Freelance: MARRIAGE, PART I

This week, the words of others. Next week mine.

We fall in love with a personality, but we must live with a character.
~ Peter De Vries

The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
~ Robert C. Dodds

A man who really loves a woman doesn't bother trying to understand her.
~ O.A. Battista

Marriage has teeth, and him bite very hot.
~ Jamaican Proverb

You don't marry one person, you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as the result of being married to you.
~ Richard Needham

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
~ Mignon McLaughlin

A woman is as old as she looks to a man who likes to look at her.
~ Finley Peter Dunne

Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle.
~ Sam Levenson

A wedding is an event, but marriage is an achievement.
~ Anonymous

Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them.
~ Jefferson Machamer

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
~ W. Stanley Mooneyham

Whoever thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition doesn't know the half of it.
~ Franklin P. Jones

A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband.
~ Anonymous

Marriage ... resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
~ Sydney Smith

The marriages we regard as the happiest are those in which each of the partners believes that he or she got the best of it.
~ Sydney J. Harris

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
~ Gary Thomas

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, appreciated a little.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all life's hazards, save one—neglect.
~ James D. Bryden

Love and time—those are the only two things in all the world and in all of life that cannot be bought, only spent.
~ Gary Jennings

Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other, but by how many times you reach each other.
~ Cathy Morancy

Love is the answer, no matter the question.
~ Anonymous

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  1. Wow, such a great post my friend.

  2. Awesome post. Off topic--but I was reading your list on Rachelle's blog, and I was wondering if you were Jewish? We worship in a Messianic church (observing Jewish traditions in light of the Yeshua as the Messiah). Just wondered!

  3. Rachel, my heart is very Jewish because my Lord is Jewish and I want to be as much like Him as I can. But as far as I know the blood of Jesus Yeshua is the only Jewish blood I've got.

    When I'm back home in Denver I worship with a Messianic congregation, Yeshuat Tsion. I'd love nothing more than to have a local Messianic congregation, but the Lord hasn't opened that door for me.


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