Inspirations for Christians - Hopeful and Meaningful and Positive!


True Love in Our Marriage


"Love comforts like sunshine after rain."  [William Shakespeare]

"Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family.
Having both - is a blessing. "
[Donna Hedges]

Jesus said in Matthew 22:37 "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
I found the following quote by Goethe that can serve as a commentary on these words.
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."

To love someone means to see him as God intended him. 
[Feodor Dostoevski]
 
"To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved."
[Leibniz]

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
[Lao Tzu]

"I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved."
[George Eliot]

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."
[Peter Ustinov]
 
"True love stories never have endings."
[Richard Bach]

"The essential question is not, however, how love began, but whether it is growing." 
[James Stalker]
 
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."
 [Ruskin]
 
"You may give without loving, but cannot love without giving."
[Amy Carmichael - 1867-1951]
 
"The most important thing a father can do for his
children is to love their mother."
[Henry Ward Beecher]
 
"Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see."
[Anonymous]
 
"Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do." 
[David Wilkerson]
 
"Love is doing what is best for a person regardless of the cost or response."
[R. Robert Flatt]
 
"Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on." 
[Gloria Gaither]

"Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them." 
[Apostle Paul - Colossians 3:19]

"The person determined to love others will always find a way to do so." 
[Doug McIntosh]

"No-one will know what you mean by saying that 'God is love' unless you act it as well." 
[Lawrence Pearsall Jacks]

"Married men, be affectionate to your wives, and do not treat them harshly."
[Colossians 3:19 Weymouth Translation]

 
"Love is like a tennis match; you'll never win consistently until you learn to serve well."
[Dan P. Herod]
 
 "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
[1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV]

"Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away."
[Tom Wilson]

Family Outings in a Park
Principles in Parenting


"The first duty of love is to listen." 
[Paul Tillich]

"Love makes obedience lighter than liberty."
[R. W. Alger]
 
 "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
[Colossians 3:21]

"Love not only forgives but it also seeks forgiveness."
[R. Robert Flatt]
 
"He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. "
[Clarence Budington Kelland]
 
  "The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him." 
[Solomon - Proverbs 20:7 NKJV]
 
"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them
 to others. "  (Haim Ginott)
 
"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child." 
(Beecher)
 
"The most effective guard against delinquency is a father who is at the same time
both strict and loving."  (Sheldon Glueck)
 
"You don't need to be right all the time. Your child wants a man for a father 
not a formula. He wants real parents, real people capable 
of making mistakes without moping about it."
[C. D. Williams]

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today." 
[Barbara Johnson]

"As a mother, my work is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible." 
[Ruth Bell Graham]
 
"Children are unpredictable. You never know what 
inconsistency they're going to catch you in next."
[E. P. Jones]

"Sometimes the poorest leave their children 
the richest inheritance."
[Ruth E. Renkel]
 
"A mother understands what a child does not say" 
[Jewish Proverb]
 
"My mom is a never-ending song in my 
heart of comfort, happiness, and being. 
I may sometimes forget the words 
but I always remember the tune."
 [Anonymous]

"Children will carry in their character the subtle
impressions of our marriage and home. 
We are determining the quality of future marriages 
by strengthening the quality of our own." 
[J. Allan Peterson)]

"Blessed is the Mother...
Who can hold onto her children while letting them go;
Who puts a tranquil home ahead of an immaculate house;
Who knows a kind act will be remembered longer than an easy word;
Who really believes that prayer changes things;
Whose faith in the future sweetens the present;
Whose Bible never needs dusting; and 
Whose sense of humor is alive and well." 
[The Promoter]

 








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