Love is no assignment for cowards.
*Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner.
It feels limitless, not limited.*
Gloria Steinem, upon marrying for the first time at age 66
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
To keep your marriage brimming,
with love in the wedding cup,
whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
whenever you’re right, shut up.
*Find the good — and praise it.*
Let the wife make her husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Spoil your spouse…..not your children.
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 a result of being married to you.
*Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.*
Married love is like a garden—there’s no shame in saying it takes work to maintain; that’s what distinguishes it from the wilderness.
My own (as far as I remember.)
*A good marriage is a contest of generosity.*
Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.
Stephen Gaines, documentary filmmaker
There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?
*My Favorites* :)
These quotes were gleaned from a longer list on intriguing website I’ve mentioned before: Smart Marriages.
I found your site through miller_schloss’s xanga site. These are awesome. I’m going to copy and paste them in a word document so my hubby and I can look through them together.