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It’s Not Heaven, but It’s Close: Thoughts on Marriage

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Knit your hearts with an unslipping knot.
—William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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Even if marriages are made in Heaven, man has to be responsible for the maintenance.
—James C. Dobson (1936– )

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Marriage is an adventure, not an achievement.
—David A. Seamands

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Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person: It is a matter of being the right person.
—Robert Browning (1812-1889)

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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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It takes years to marry completely two hearts, even of the most loving. A happy wedlock is a long falling in love.
—Theodore Parker (1810-1860)

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The most important thing in a marriage is for both partners to have faith in God and Jesus Christ. When you have faith, everything is possible!
—David Brandt Berg (1919-1994)

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We should apply love as God intended for it to be applied—with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind (Matthew 22:37-39). That means to be truly concerned. It’s not saying, “I love you,” and then walking off and forgetting people in need. It’s not saying, “Be warmed and filled,” but not giving them the things they need when it’s in your power to help (James 2:16; Proverbs 3:28). Love without physical application is like faith without works, which is dead (James 2:26). Show real love by putting kind deeds to your kind words (1 John 3:18).
—David Brandt Berg

 
 

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