to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options.
That you had to be someone less to live with someone else
when, of course, you have to be someone more.
-- Candice Bergen
good marriage is one which allows for change and growth
in the individuals and in the way they express their
gross national product does not allow for the health
of our children, the quality of their education or the
joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of
our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence
of our public debate or the integrity of our public
officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage,
neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion
nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything
in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. "
married couples should learn the art of battle as they should
learn the art of making love.
Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel.
Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a
marriage the principles of equal partnership.
-- Ann Landers
marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together.
It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
-- Dave Meurer
is often the fruit of marriage.
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or
a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and
dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure
and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals
in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and
on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious
is what marriage really means:
helping one another to reach the full status of being persons,
responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from
-- Paul Tournier