Marriage Sound Bites

What follows are some interesting, amusing, thought-provoking, challenging, and questionable statements about marriage giving us a variety of perspectives, not all biblical. What's your favorite?

"The legal conveniences of no fault divorce can in no way counteract the serious emotional consequences on adults and children."                                                    Lie of Easy Divorce

"As the topic of matrimonial success and divorce is studied more and more, research shows that how a couple weathers their first two years together can make or break their marriage."  
 Settling the Marital Stage

"If I get married, I want to be very married.”
― Audrey Hepburn

"Every relationship is different and there’s not a one size fits all approach for having a successful marriage, after all, relationships are hard work." 4 Key Elements to a Successful Marriage

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”
― Albert Einstein

“People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. ..But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws?”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
― Dave Meurer

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
― Agatha Christie

"Another fascinating discovery is that among unhappy couples who stayed married five years later almost eighty percent rated their marriages as happy."
Lie of Easy Divorce 

“The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service…It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

“A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.”
― Anne Lamott, Joe Jones

“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. ”
― Pearl S. Buck

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“As Unto the bow the the cord is ,
So unto the man is woman;
Though she bends him, she obeys him,
Though she draws him , yet she follows:
Useless each without the other.”
                ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Every healthy marriage is composed of walls and windows. The windows are the aspects of your relationship that are open to the world—that is, the necessary gaps through which you interact with family and friends; the walls are the barriers of trust behind which you guard the most intimate secrets of your marriage.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.”
― Peter De Vries

Did you find any of these quotes worth remembering? Which one(s)?  

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fun, weird, biblical, non-biblical, interesting quotes about marriage.


  1. New GFC, Pinterest and Facebook follower from Mommy Moments blog hop. I am so glad to have found your blog, it is so inspirational!!

  2. I liked the one about the archaelogist being more interested in his wife as she ages. Hahaha. That's a good one.

    Have a blessed day Gail.


  3. Found you on the hop. New follower. I'd love if you stopped by my page

  4. I've read most of these at one time or another. But the Audrey Hepburn one I hadn't ever heard. That is very good. :)

  5. I really enjoyed thoes, am a new follower. found you on the Mommy Moments blog hop...

  6. These were very enjoyable and even eye-opening!!

    Thank you for linking up at WholeHearted Home this week. What a blessing!!