Marriage 

Is there a marriage quote or scripture that has a big influence on your marriage? 

Has something recently helped bring a positive change that you’d like to share with the readers on this blog?

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24 thoughts on “Marriage 

  1. I found this quote by John Piper and his wife to be extremely enlightening!

    “Marriage is not mainly about being or staying in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives. It’s about portraying something true about Jesus Christ and the way he relates to his people. It is about showing in real life the glory of the gospel.” —John and Noël Piper

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  2. My grandma usually has some great quotes, at a bridal shower for my cousin, she said this great quote that I recite daily as a reminder to myself every morning. She said, “When love is easy, remember why you love them. When love is hard, remember why you love them.”

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  3. I read “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage” by Mark Gungor and he used a scripture that gave me perspective in my marriage when we first started out.
    The Bible verse is Proverbs 14:4, “Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.”
    In the book he talked about when you have a spouse you are bound to have problems and if you desire a problem-free marriage then you need to get rid of the spouse. But being married has it’s ups and downs and marriage brings strength that you wouldn’t receive. Just like the verse, when you have an ox you have to deal with everything that the ox brings, love your spouse despite the poo! lol

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      1. I think American culture focuses on happiness too much. Our emotions and feelings and desires are constantly changing! And our spouse is not responsible for our happiness; likewise “unhappiness” is not an acceptable justification for divorce.

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  4. There are three key scriptures I like to reflect on. Ephesians 4:26 which speaks about not letting the sun set while angry. In a marriage, days of the silent treatment can build a wedge between you and your mate allowing bad influences and temptations to creep in. Settle disputes quickly. Romans 14:19 instructs us to “pursue the things making for peace.” Making peace is so much more important than winning an argument or proving that you were right. When making peace is the goal it is so much easier to move on from a disagreement. Lastly, Proverbs 5:18 says, “rejoice with the wife of your youth.” It reminds me that we should not only feel obligated to our mate but we should love them and enjoy our time with them. They should be our best friend. If they aren’t, then we should work towards that. Being married to your best friend just makes years of marriage fly by seamlessly.

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  5. This verse from 1 Peter 3 has always been important to me: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

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  6. I have found found over the last 23 years that the challenge to love my darling wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her is more than enough to keep me on track. It clarifies the order of my priorities. Love God then Love Pamela. It leaves very little time for loving me and takes the wind out of selfish actions. When they happen, I quickly recognize them ask both God and Pamela for forgiveness.

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