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Quotes About Marriage - 40 Quotes Celebrating the Divine Design of Matrimony

By Mormon.org
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Between Husband and Wife

The divine design of marriage is evident in the complementary natures and roles of husbands and wives. The following quotes and scriptures celebrate the joy to be found in love, marriage and family.

Quotes, Advice, Scriptures, and Inspiration

  1. “A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.” –David A. Bednar
  2. “Tenderness and respect—never selfishness—must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife.” —Howard W. Hunter
  3. “When a wife strives to model Christ, she influences her husband with her Godly behavior.” –Unknown
  4. “A good husband wipes her tears, but a great husband listens to the story of why she’s crying.’ –Unknown
  5. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” –Ephesians 5:31
  6. “Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” —Louis K. Anspacher
  7. “Husbands love your wives well! Your children are noticing how you treat her. You are teaching your sons how they should treat women and you are teaching your daughters what they should expect from men.” –Dave Willis
  8. “True love is a process. True love requires personal action.” —Marvin J. Ashton
  9. “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” —Ephesians 5:33
  10. “Marriage can be more an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person.” —Spencer W. Kimball
  11. “If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. you shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” –F. Burton Howard
  12. “As a husband I give my heart to God and have eyes only for my wife.” –Unknown
  13. “My husband has made me laugh, wiped my tears, hugged me tight, watched me succeed, seen me fail, kept me strong. My husband is a promise from our Heavenly Father that I will have a best friend forever.” –Unknown
  14. “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.” –Ephesians 5:28
  15. “Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
  16. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it.” –Ephesians 5:25
  17. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.” —Joyce Brothers
  18. “Happiness in marriage and parenthood can exceed a thousand times any other happiness.” —James E. Faust
  19. “God, I pray that you would mold me into the wife my husband needs me to be.” –Unknown
  20. “A husband can only win his wife’s heart once Christ has captured his.” –Unknown
  21. “A man dreams of a perfect wife. A woman dreams of a perfect husband. But they don’t realize that God created them to complete one another.” –Dr. Amr Khaled
  22. “Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.” –Unknown
  23. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” —Matthew 19:6
  24. “I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.” —Billy Graham
  25. “”Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence and likewise also the wife unto the husband.” –1 Corinthians 7:3-5
  26. “Fidelity to one’s marriage vows is absolutely essential for love, trust, and peace.” —Ezra Taft Benson
  27. “There is nothing more noble or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye and keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” —Homer (The Odyssey)
  28. “A happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
  29. “And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” –Genesis 2: 18-24
  30. “The lawful association of the sexes is ordained of God, not only as the sole means of race perpetuation, but for the development of the higher faculties and nobler traits of human nature, which the love-inspired companionship of man and woman alone can insure.” —Joseph F. Smith
  31. “Best friends for life, husband and wife.” –Unknown
  32. “After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” —Mark Twain
  33. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and is within the reach of every hand.” —Mother Teresa
  34. “I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.” –Christopher Poindexter
  35. “Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” —Mark Twain
  36. “God and a good wife are the two best things a man can have.” –Unknown
  37. “Fasting for your marriage can change your marriage.” –Jennifer Smith
  38. “I want my life and my marriage to look less like the world and more like Christ.” –Marquis Clarke
  39. “A Husband can love his wife best when he loves God first.” –Unknown
  40. Prayer of a husband and wife: “Keep us o’ Lord from pettiness. Let us be thoughtful in word and deed. Help us to put away pretense and face each other in deep trust without fear or self-pity. Help us to guard against fault-finding, and be quick to discover the best in each other and in every situation. Guard us from ill-temper and hasty judgement; encourage us to take time for all things, grow calm, serene and gentle. Help us to be generous with kind words and compliments. Teach us never to ignore, never to hurt, never to take each other for granted. Engrave charity and compassion on our hearts.” –Unknown

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