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Covenant of marriage

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Covenant of marriage

  1. 1. Covenant of Marriage“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother andbe joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”.Genesis 2:22-23This oneness takes patience, kindness, & much love to obtain, but itis one of the most precious institutions God has created. When wesay “I do” or “I will” in our wedding vows, it is only the beginning of thetrue oneness process that must take place in our marriages in orderto fulfill God’s perfect plan for our marriage. These two smallwords yet profound in meaning, are the start of a life that humblysubmits; first to the Lord, then to our spouse, so that He will be ableto manifest Himself in and through our marriage.Remember “Oneness” takes time and is a process, “With God allthings are possible” (Luke 1:37); for this is His will for everymarriage that invites Him in to their marriage ministry.The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but intheability of both partners to adjust to the real person they ineveitablyrealize theymarried.John FischerMany marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearlyunderstood that they are on the same side.Zig Ziglar
  2. 2. Common courtesy plays a big role in happy marriages. People who arepermanently married are polite to one another. They don’t want to hurtone another’s feelings, and they don’t try to make the other one feelhumiliated. People who are married for life are extremely kind to oneanother.Frank PittmanTo get divorced because love has died, is like selling your carbecause it’s run out of gas.Diane Sollee, smartmarriages.comThe ulitmate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.Alexandra PenneyWhat counts in making a happy marriage is not so much howcompatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.Leo TolstoyI think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for thesimple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enoughtime fora man and a woman to understand each other and. . . to understand – isto love.William Butler YeatsThe first duty of love is to listen.Paul TillichMotto for the bride and groom:We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.Phyllis KossThe real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom orchurch or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your
  3. 3. wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected inthe way you treat your husband or wife.Barbara De AngelisA great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ come together. It iswhen an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.Dave MeurerLove one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficultas that.Michael LeunigA happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.Ruth Bell Graham

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