We have started to compile the marriage quotes/tips from a variety of “marriage experts” that we have found and many have been published on our Facebook page “Marriage Tips” [https://facebook.com/MarriageWeekAustralia] – you can always download a graphic from the Facebook page to use in a news letter etc, but please keep the accreditation to Marriage Week Australia.
No matter whether you are a church, ministry etc., an individual or couple you can post them in your newsletters, website or on your Facebook site, Instagram, WhatsApp Group etc.
Churches and ministries can use the quotes as points of discussion in marriage groups, counseling, or in mentoring/coaching .
Married couples can use these quotes to discuss or consider the issues raised, maybe even use one or two as a focus for a date time together. Don’t forget to pray asking for the Holy Spirit to bring revelation to you and to lead conversations. Always remember it is a discussion – do not “over-heat”!
In sharing these quotes we seek to continue to build marriage/family relationships. You may disagree with a particular tip or quote or have differing views to your spouse but do so constructively and you will still learn more of each other and build your marriage.
When you read a quote/tip do not just move on to the next one but consider whether or not you agree with what is written and share your views with your spouse if they are with you. Also consider any scripture that comes to mind and share with your spouse and the harder question is it something that you should seek to apply to your life!
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:4)
What are the different gifts that you and your spouse have been given? Affirm the gifts of your spouse today.
In this crazy world, spending quality time at the dinner table as a family has become a forgotten pastime. The secret to making dinner time quality time is the conversation and paying attention. Put a ban all things digital. Turn off the TV. Eat together and watch your family grow closer. ~ A family tip from Dr Gary Chapman.
Do you want to be a better lover? Then ask your spouse “How can I serve you better”
A tip from scripture:
“And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favours the humble.” 1Peter 5:5 (NLT)
“Humility is a most strange thing. the moment you think you have acquired it is just the moment you have lost it.” ~ Bernard Meltzer
The real act of marriage takes place your heart, not in the church, synagogue, garden or other venue. It’s a choice you make on your wedding day, and over and over each day and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your spouse with whom you have a life covenant.
Even better when there is the foundation of the Lord’s word ~ Marriage Week Australia
“You will find as you look back on your life that the moments that stand out above everything else are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love” ~ Henry Drummond
We hope you’ll prayerfully ponder on this question: — “Is your community/church a good place for your marriage? Does it support and protect marriages? Are you safer from divorce because of your community, or does it put you at greater risk? ~ Paul Byerly, ‘The Generous Husband’
“Although a bright and able man, my husband is almost completely helpless when faced with even the simplest domestic chore. One day, in exasperation, I pointed out to him that our friend, Bea, had taught her husband, Frank, to cook, sew and do laundry, and that if anything ever happened to Bea, Frank would be able to care for himself. Then I asked, ‘What would YOU do if anything happened to me?’ After considering that possibility for a moment, my husband said, ‘I’d move in with Frank.’ ~ (LaVonne Kincaid, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul)
A man doesn’t own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife’s love.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole
Scripture Reference: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22 ,and Too many men take their wife’s love for granted and fail to realize it is a free gift. Poor stewardship of her love can cause it to fail, falter, wither and die. Good stewardship can make it bloom, flower and produce some of the loveliest, most beautiful relationships on earth. A man’s stewardship in marriage is an evidence of his understanding the meaning of love.
A relationship in which one partner is manipulated into subservience at the expense of selfhood is not what God intends. Authentic love affirms the good in the other and truly seeks to serve.
If people do not honour your marriage, they are not good for your marriage!
Step out from the busyness of life so that you do not become a victim of busyness. Over time, much of what seems urgent right now won’t even matter. What you do with your spouse and your children will matter forever!
“…, I have brought the first fruits of the land which you, O Lord, have given me,….” (Deuteronomy 26:10)(NKJV) There are many demands in life and we can only give so much effort. Do you give your best to God and your spouse or do they get the time that is leftover?
“When your wife whispers, “Do you love me? “the correct answer is, “Is the sky blue, is water wet, are mountains high? That’s how much I love you!” ~E Cole
In “The Meaning of Marriage,” Tim Keller argued that marriage introduces you to yourself; you realize you’re not as noble and easy to live with as you thought when alone. In many marriages there’s an unspoken agreement not to talk about what you don’t admire in the other, because the truth from a loved one can be so painful. But in a good marriage you identify your own selfishness and see it as the fundamental problem. You treat it more seriously than your spouse’s selfishness.
Always answer your phone, except when driving -unless you have hands free, when your spouse is calling. It is one of the simplest ways to show them their place of priority in your life!
Research suggests that couples need five affirmations to balance out one negative comment. Go above and beyond today – give your spouse ten, fifteen, twenty+ affirmations and kind words!
Is technology interrupting your family time? Try having a tech-free time every day, maybe for just an hour, or after dinner, or one whole evening. Enjoy just being with your family.
- “Manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous.”
- “Have faith in God; God has faith in you.”
- “Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice.”
~ Ben Kinchelow