Marriage is such a beautiful gift from God. Sadly, in the busyness and stresses of life we can all to easily take our spouses for granted. It takes time and intentionality to stoke the fires of love, respect, passion etc.

This weekend, make an extra effort to fence off time, even a couple of hours to spend with only your spouse. Let them know they are more important than your ‘to do list’ or other people, your phone or any distractions. They were the ‘love of your life’ when you said ‘I do’, and we should all still hold each other in such high and loving esteem.

Here are some quotes today to mull over to sharpen our focus, our value base and our hearts.

“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.

Max Lucado 

“To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can’t agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate

R.C. Sproul 

“A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers”.  

Ruth Bell Graham

“Christians need to identify the thief of their peace, joy and fulfilment, in life and especially in their most important relationship, marriage”.  

Tonia Woolever

“When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now”.

CS Lewis

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother”.

Henry Ward Beecher

“In sharp contrast with our culture, the Bible teaches that the essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion”.

Tim Keller

“We are here to love. Not much else matters”.

Francis cha

“The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects with the heart”.  Unknow

“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth”.

Proverbs 5:1

Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

Ephesians 5:24-26

 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” 

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 

D MacNeil

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