Category Archives: Marriage

For Husbands Only

If you want to be considered great by your wife, start by learning to become a servant. Any time you promote her program or agenda over yours – without grumbling or complaining – you are sacrificially loving her.
Gary and Norma Smalley

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Benjamin Franklin

God desires that a husband and wife function as one person, the strengths of one balancing the weaknesses of the other. One of the biggest mistakes any husband can make is to exclude his “helpmate” from the financial decision process.
Larry Burkett

Love is linked to self-esteem in woman. For a man, romantic experiences with his wife are warm and enjoyable and memorable – but not necessary. For a woman, they are her lifeblood. Her confidence, her sexual response and her zest for living are often directly related to those tender moments when she feels deeply loved and appreciated by her man.
James Dobson

A Happy Marriage

Part of making a marriage – or any relationship, for that matter – work is accepting each other’s differences.
T.D. Jakes

It is my job to love Billy. It is God’s job to make him good.
Ruth Bell Graham

The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
Irving Stone

When viewing your spouse’s imperfections, don’t lose sight of your own.
Dennis Swanberg

Gentleness (a willingness to decrease our lectures and increase our tender expressions of love) is a key to marital growth. Tenderness acts like a firebreak to an advancing, angry forest fire.
Gary and Norma Smalley

For Husbands Only

Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday

Live happily with the woman you love through the fleeting days of life, for the wife God gives you is your best reward down here for all your earthly toil.
Ecclesiastes 9:9

A woman is invariably drawn to the man who provides loving leadership and resists making self-centered demands.
Todd Duncan

Treat your wife like a thoroughbred and she’ll never be a nag.

Your goal should be to become a genuine, loving and tender husband who does not lecture. Lectures during stressful times only create more stress.
Gary and Norma Smalley

A Happy Marriage

No one can continually ignore considerate, loving actions. If you make your mate feel special, you increase his or her desire to do the same for you.
Gary and Norma Smalley

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
Harlan Miller

Only a marriage formed of love, compassion, trust, service, caring and mutual respect will thrive and stay alive. If you do not serve your family, you are not qualified to lead your family.
Todd Duncan

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
When you’re wrong, admit it.
When you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

I guess one of the greatest gifts a father can give a son is the example of how to treat your wife. My parents had their share of disagreements, as any couple married for more than forty years would have. But he always treated my mother with the utmost respect. It was obvious how much he loved her by the caring way he spoke to her and consulted her on big decisions.
Pat LaFontaine

A Strong Marriage

I agree with Abraham Lincoln. He once said that the best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother.
John Wooden

Pray together and read the Bible together. Nothing strengthens a marriage and family more. Nothing is a better defense against Satan.
Billy Graham

Effective leaders develop valued and varied sources of feedback on their behavior and performance. And one of the best sources for many executives is a spouse. There’s something to say about a lasting relationship with someone you trust totally, someone who provides you with reflective back talk.
Warren Bennis

My mother showed me how important a really strong marriage is. She used to say to us, “I love you all equally, but I love your father the most.”
Soledad O’Brien

Dad was a rock of support for my mom. After she had a mastectomy, she never even considered having breast reconstruction surgery. My mom told me that Dad never criticized her appearance. Instead he always just told her how beautiful she was. And that’s why she thinks battling this disease wasn’t as hard as it could have been.
Rebecca Lobo

A Happy Marriage

The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
Robert Dodds

Let your children see you do things for your wife that lets them know how much you love and treasure her.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Couples who abandon ship the first time it enters a storm miss the calm beyond. And the rougher the storms weathered together, the deeper and stronger real love grows.
Ruth Bell Graham

You must polish your marriage every day.
Elleni Amlak

God is supremely concerned about our happiness – yours and mine. But in His wisdom He knows that self-centered people are never happy people. So in ordaining and blessing marriage, God certainly knew He was creating the world’s best climate for character development. Intimate daily living with another human forces us out of our little self-centered world.
Catherine Marshall

For Husbands Only

Husbands should realize that the words they speak to their wives have awesome power to build up or tear down emotionally. Affirming words are like light switches. To speak a word of affirmation at the right moment is like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
Gary and Norma Smalley

He who does not honor his wife dishonors himself.
Mexican proverb

Treat your wife always with respect; it will procure respect to you, not only from her, but from all that observe it. Never use a slighting expression to her, even in jest, for slights in jest, after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest.
Benjamin Franklin

Differences attract. But they can start to repel after the wedding. Husbands should value the differences as a gift that offers tremendous balance.
Gary and Norma Smalley

God’s goal for us as husbands is to be sensitive rather than to prove how strong and macho we are. We need to love our wives, listen to them, adapt to their needs. We need to say no to more and more in our work so we can say yes to more and more in our homes . . . so we can say yes to the needs of our children and our families.
Charles Swindoll