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Successful Marriage Quotes: How Can They Help?
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Successful Marriage Quotes: How Can They Help?

You may have heard some really good successful marriage quotes. Some may make you laugh. Others may challenge your thinking. In it all, though, when considering successful marriage quotes, "How can they help?" is the relevant question.

Can good quotes benefit you for real?

Let's consider some quotes, consider how they can help us, and be challenged to wonder whether we will have anything memorable to say.

1. First of all, let's look at some marriage quotes. Here are four from different sources:

(1.) "Men are like waffles: Women are like spaghetti!"

(2.) "Men are from Mars: Women are from Venus!"

(3.) "Happy Spouse...Happy House"

(4.) "You don't know when a moment may be a special moment, so you need to be there for all of them."

We asked the question if such quotes can really benefit us. I think they can. Here are a few examples of how they can do so:

"Men Are Like Waffles: Women Are Like Spaghetti" is the title of a popular book by Bill and Pam Farrell. They do a great job of pointing out that men and women think differently--not just that they have different culturally-shaped ideas, but that the process of thinking is different.

When we understand our tendency to communicate in different ways, we can understand each other better. We can communicate better, and it will be easier to be more patient with each other.

"Men Are from Mars: Women Are from Venus" again is the title of another popular book by John Gray dealing with the topic of marriage. It simply points out, again, that men and women are different. I always say that "We should celebrate our differences, but we should overcome them." (Maybe that will make it into a quote list too, ha!)

We also find that "opposites attract" (Hmmm... another quote!) While this is true, it often happens because we are drawn toward someone who has a strength we do not have. What we often forget is that almost every positive characteristic of a personality type also carries with it a potential weakness. We tend to overlook the downside because we are enamored with the strength. If you have a lot of the opposites in your marriage, you will have to learn the "art of good compromise" in order to survive in your marriage. The principle of overcoming differences is really an important key to marital bliss.

"Happy Spouse...Happy House" is the title of another book on marriage. It is written by Pat and Ruth Williams. It's kind of like the old saying, "If Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy." Of course that can go for Papa too!

This basically reminds to make it a priority to bless and build up our spouses.

Now, this last quote is from an author of a book of poetry, but this quote is not the title of his book. It is from a former pastor of mine named Lee Wallace. He said, "You don't know when a moment may be a special moment; so, you need to be there for all of them!"

Obviously, you can't be there for every moment in a person's life, but the point is not to neglect the opportunities we do have with our families. He was speaking primarily of moments with our children, but it certainly applies to our relationships with each other as husbands and wives too.

An example of this is a note I received from one of my daughters. She thanked me for a time when I comforted her when she was scared. Evidently it was during a storm that woke her in the middle of the night. Frankly, I don't remember it. I guess it seemed insignificant at the time, but it stood out as a special time in her life. So, you don't know when a moment may be a special moment. Try to be there for as many as you can.

Successful marriage quotes really do benefit us.

Here is a good challenge: Will we say anything memorable that will be a blessing to others?!

Street Talk

Thanks for those wonderful words of wisdom!

  about 1 decade ago
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