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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ open doors ~
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother
and hold fast to his wife, 
and they shall become one flesh." 

"Keep the eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards." ~ Benjamin Franklin ~

"Marriage is commonly a meal wherein the soup is better than the desert." ~ Austin O'Malley ~

"When most people enter marriage, they have only had an "up close and personal" view of a small number of marriages, perhaps only one (i.e., their parents' marriage). Although you likely have known many married people throughout your lifetime, your vision of most marriages is limited to the images that the couples project to the world. You can never really know what another person's marriage is like behind closed doors. Therefore, most people enter into marriage with gaps in their understanding of what marriage entails." ~ Christine Murray ~

"Romance is a great "salt" to sprinkle on the hard work of sharing a life with another human being, but the main ingredient of a happy marriage can never be romance." ~ Mark Gungor ~
"To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up." 
~ Ogden Nash ~ 
"My new found meaning of Marriage is a place where you can be yourself and has breathing space to grow personally and spiritually as and when I want without having to consult my partner about my changes. It is a beautiful place without suffocation, a place where you can learn and teach each other, a place where you do not feel prohibited and a place where you do not have to log in and log out." 
~ Jeanette De Jonk ~

"Possibilities for the success of a marriage are endless. 
But you have to be willing to search for them."
~ Jason Redmond ~

"Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes." 
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

"Unfortunately, a marriage license doesn't come with a job description or a set of instructions. There is definitely "some assembly required." In fact, putting together a modern-day marriage can be likened to assembling an airplane in flight."
~ Patricia Love ~

"Marriage is divine in its institution, sacred in its union, holy in the mystery, sacramental in its signification, honourable in its appellative, religious in its employments: it is advantage to the societies of men, and it is "holiness to the Lord."
~ Jeremy Taylor

"I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen,
if he does not love me as a woman." ~ Queen Elizabeth I ~

"Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." ~ Ephesians 5: 21-33 ~

Prayer Keeping ~ William and Kate ~ Leslie ~ Becky ~ Rick ~Misha ~ J ~ Linda ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~


  1. too many people look at marriage as a contract and not a covenant.. Contracts can be broken!! Convenants can not!... (Im very blessed to be happily married)

  2. Hello Sandra and Dave:
    What a wealth of advice is given in these sayings. They are all certainly thought provoking.

    In our own case, all that can be said is that there is nothing so wonderful as to have a true soulmate with whom to share life. We feel very lucky to have found each other.

  3. That is a wonderful collection of marriage quotes. I laughed to myself remembering one I've recently heard and I know you'll like Sandra:
    Love is blind; marriage is a real eye-opener.
    Ain't it true?

  4. aha I think I'm in line with the Patricia Love quotation - thanks for the smiles and deeper thoughts - it is an institution - divinely created -and today I'm cynical enough to say humans de-created (which I'm sure in true English would be messed up)

  5. GREAT POST AND great advice!!! Marriage is a wonderful and honorable institution,between the right people,but you need to look before you leap!!! Blessings jane

  6. I had to chuckle at the Ogden Nash quote. :)

    Blessed Sunday evening to you and Dave, Sandra. I hope he's continuing to feel better.

  7. Excellant quotes about marriage. Very timely with the royal wedding last week.

  8. your marriage is an inspiration to us all.

  9. Thank you for this post about the marriege! It was so good to read it...:o)!
    I like what Queen Elizabeth I said...

  10. What a beautiful post on marriage. I love the Ogden Nash one...I think I've done that a time or two :)

  11. just caught your racoon and dog pic....wonderful

  12. Our prayers lifting for Leslie, may his soul rest gentle beside Jesus.

    Love the marriage quips of truths .....

    Yes, it was very hard on Pa but he would not stand u against the nursing home ... it became the beginning of the end of his life.

    We think of you daily & lift you both in prayer, sweet friend. I hope you & Dave have a beautiful day.

    Hugs & love, Marydon

  13. Adore all these marriage quotes!!
    And I love being married! To think I used to believe I never ever would take vows with anyone! I just wanted to remain single my whole life. Marriage didn't interest me.
    Then God sent me J!
    Isn't God awesome?!
    xo, misha

    Sandra, so relieved I was to know you and Dave made it through the storms! And *thank you God* that tree fell the other way!

  14. Thank you for sharing these marriage quotes. I loved them all.

    And most especially, the last. It is the scripture our pastor read when we were wed. :)

  15. Thank you Sandra for this great post. I always love Sabbath Keeping posts. This picture of your barn is just breath taking. Blessings my friend. Keeping you and Dave in prayer.

  16. I love this photo of the barn door, your photography is really beautiful, the header shot would make me very very happy to see that out my window.


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