Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Happy couples and other marriage quotes

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"I know some very happy couples who met through dating sites. A few are even married, to each other." -- Froma Harrop

"It is common for spouses to be attracted to other people—usually of the opposite sex, but sometimes of the same sex. Spouses who value their marriages do not act on those impulses." -- Janna Darnelle

"If sexual complementarity is optional for marriage, then almost every other norm that sets marriage apart is optional." -- Ryan T. Anderson

" based on the anthropological truth that men and women are different and complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the social reality that each child needs both a mother and a father." -- Ryan T. Anderson

"If marriage were just intense emotional regard, marital norms would make no sense as a principled matter. There is no reason of principle that requires an emotional union to be permanent. Or limited to two persons. Or sexual, much less sexually exclusive (as opposed to “open”). Or inherently oriented to family life and shaped by its demands." -- Ryan T. Anderson

"A good marriage...depends on choosing to love, honor, and be faithful to one person, forsaking all others." -- Janna Darnelle

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day." -- Andre Maurois

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." -- Mignon McLaughlin

"We should be experts on our spouses’ strengths and not only their weaknesses." -- copied

"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to." -- J. R. R. Tolkien

To make a happy fire-side clime
To weans and wife,
That's the true pathos and sublime
Of human life.
--Robert Burns

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