Our theme for today is marriage; so here are a few quotes and sayings relating to that institution. Having been married for over 18yrs to my present wife a lot of these ring true to me and some of them I have tried to make a part of how I treat my wife and the respect I have for our marriage.
First off, let’s start with a bit of humour:
It’s a myth that brides blush. Actually their faces are just flushed with victory.
And this is so true; when you spend so much time with another person.
Marriage; the best method ever, to become acquainted.
In order for a marriage to succeed it takes total commitment on the part of both Husband & Wife in order for it to work. It takes patience; work and let’s not forget that there should always be held in remembrance by both of you what attracted you to each other or brought you together in the first place. Even though my wife and I have had our tough times we have also had our fun times as well.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure.
Like all relationships there needs to be a few ground rules, things we need to keep in mind in order to make things work. So here is something for both the husband and the wife. First for us husbands:
Ten Commandments for Husbands
- 1. Remember that thy wife is thy partner, not thy property
- 2. Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time.
- 3. Think not that thy business is not thy wife’s business.
- 4. Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it
- 5. Thou shalt make the building of thy home thy first business.
- 6. Thou shalt co-operate with thy wife in establishing family discipline.
- 7. Thou shalt enter into thy home with cheerfulness
- 8. Thou shalt not let anyone criticise thy wife to thy face and get away with it. Neither thy father, nor thy mother, nor thy brethren, nor thy sisters.
- 9. Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted.
- 10. Remember thy home and keep it holy.
And let’s not forget the wives; while the above is mainly for husbands in my opinion the wives can use some of the same advice.
Leading marriage counsellor Meg Whithcomb has labelled the nine fatal sentences no wife should utter if she wants to preserve her marriage.
You’re just like your Father
Why don’t you earn as much as . . . . .
You spend more time with your mates than with me
You watch too much TV
You’ve changed since you were younger
I’ll get a divorce. (Meg comments: “Husband might take you up on it.”)
I’ll only sleep with you if . . . . . (never use sex as a weapon)
Not tonight, I have a headache. (Be honest when you don’t want to make love.)
You’re no good in bed.
Just like the Ten Commandments they are not earth shattering but they contain a lot of good sense.
As mentioned before marriage is not easy, you need to be patient with each other and also tolerant of each other’s habits and idiosyncrasies. The love you have for each other needs to be nurtured, and you need to trust each other. Remembering always what attracted you to each other and what made you make the commitment to be married to each other.
I will finish off with this last quote, until next time.
Marriage . . . .
It is the ultimate test of maturity, and many find excuses for avoiding it because they know they are not up to the challenge, or capable of carrying on a mature relationship.