These quotes about marriage will get you thinking about life after the wedding

August 29 2018 | Guest post by Kacey Bradley
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Getting married is a big deal, and not only because it’s a ceremony to plan. If you start to think bigger than the actual day and what the price tag on your wedding will be, marriage is always the most important part. You’re committing yourself to someone else for the rest of your life. You’re pledging in front of everyone you know that you’ll stick by their side no matter what. It means a lot more than vows could ever cover. Life will throw you ups and downs that you’ll never see coming, but if you’re with the right person, they’ll only make you stronger together.

As long as marriage has existed, everyone has had their own opinions about it. Before you jump into getting married or even if you’re already engaged, it’s a good idea to read some enlightening quotes about marriage and meditate on what they mean to you and your partner. Though they may not all apply to you and your situation, they’ll likely make your view of marriage just a little bit more informed, which will help you decide if it’s right for you or not…

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” —Barbara De Angelis

Getting married is an act of love and commitment, but looking at marriage itself as a daily act is a good way to start off your married life. Loving your partner is easiest when it’s still new, but as time goes on, struggles and faults might cloud your view. Remembering every day why you married your partner and committing to them all over again will keep that love fresh in your heart and mind.

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” —Simone Signore

Difficulties in life don’t always arrive as major events. They’re the everyday struggles too, like learning how to live together or petty arguments you end up forgetting later. Every time you have a success together, it’s another thread that will bind you together.

“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.” —Martin Luther

This quote is a good one to frame your marriage around because it’s exactly what a good marriage should provide: a friendly relationship you can come home to every day where you enjoy each other’s company. You’re able to have fun while loving each other. Anything that gets in the way of that is something that should be worked out and moved on from.

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” —Winston Churchill

This quote is a nice reminder to remember how proud you are to be the person your partner chose. People often do this by looking into symbolic rings to commemorate anniversaries or significant events. If you continue to be proud of your partner, you’ll never lose sight of your love or become disinterested in your life together.

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” —Franz Schubert

While this one is particularly heteronormative, friendship in marriage is universal. Marriage can get hard because life can be hard. Everything is so much simpler when your spouse is your best friend. You can make as many other best friends as you like outside of your marriage but knowing that your spouse has your back as well as your love will make the adventure of marriage even more fun and adventurous.

“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” —Julia Child

This quote from Julia Child gives people a reason to pause and reflect. There’s a fine balance between enjoying being with your partner and needing to be with them all the time. Find that balance in your relationship to avoid stress so you can just enjoy being in each other’s presence during the time you have together.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin

Versions of this quote have made it into various movies, TV shows, and books because it rings so true. Never forget why you fell in love with your partner and remind yourself to always find reasons to continue falling in love. It’ll help avoid many problems in the future and keep that spark alive in your relationship.

“Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives work together in unity of purpose.” —Sheri L. Dew

Again, mind the heteronormativity — the idea can be applied to all couples as well, no matter their gender. Of course people can be complete as individuals, looking at marriage as something that makes you more of a team than a couple is a great perspective. There are going to be problems you’ll both face and you’ll have to think of each other equally in situations, instead of reacting out of your own instinct for self-preservation alone.

Quotes about marriage may seem more like something you’d read if you wanted to hang a sign of one in your home, but it’s always a good idea to reflect on quotes like these because you may be reminded of something you forgot. Always fall in love with your spouse, be their teammate, and never stop being their best friend. Meditate on these quotes together and you’ll have a smooth path to a successful marriage.

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