Quotes About Marriage

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"Marriage is where you transcend your personal fears and preferences in order to have a greater experience of yourself." [1]

Relationships of Destiny

“Until you are married to your purpose, marriage with another cannot be consummated.” [2]

“You do not need to look for marriage. You need to look for Knowledge because that is what will bring your marriage to you. You are free to make marriages in the interim as much as you like, but at great expense.” [3]

"In relationship, you are choosing your primary influence. You are assigning the person to be your chief influence, your chief advisor. It is a practical arrangement, not just an emotional one." [3]

"You are looking for one or two or three people who will make the great difference in your life. Perhaps one will become a life partner. Perhaps one will be a great teacher. Perhaps one will be a great companion in your work. Perhaps one will just teach you momentarily something of immense value or point your life in a direction, showing you the way to go." [4]

Quotes About the Purpose of Marriage

“Seek the experience of true purpose. This provides the foundation for all meaningful relationships. Do not seek relationships outside of this context, for they will lack foundation and, though perhaps very alluring, will prove to be very difficult for you. Whether you are seeking marriage, great friendship or someone to help you in your work, remember that Knowledge will draw to you all individuals as you truly need them." [5]

"True marriage must provide for others because what will be generated between two people will far exceed their own personal needs. They will become a source of genuine community for people around them. This is a result of true marriage." [6]

Quotes About Marriage

"If marriage is based merely on personal attraction, it will run dry. It must yield something greater and produce community—either children or a circle of people, a family.That is what marriage is for; it is for community. That is when marriage has a greater context in which to grow and where you find escape from personal dilemmas that can otherwise dominate you." [4]

"Marriage tells you what you need to give, and it usually requires far more than you, personally, would have planned to contribute, which is good. It provides an environment that demands much from you and brings you out of yourself." [4]

“If you are doing something meaningful in the world, people will join you. This is very natural. If your life is given to something in the world, people will give their life to join you. They aren’t with you simply because you are entertaining them or because they have wonderful experiences with you. You are an expression of a purpose that they share, so now you have a union that is not based upon likes and dislikes or upon personal goals. It is simply natural to be together, and it would be unnatural to be apart. It is this naturalness that is an indicator that something is going right.” [2]

"People think that they are ready for marriage and union with another, and they cannot wait. So, they go out and establish marriage after marriage after marriage. It is only later, if they develop, that they can look back and say, 'Well, that was premature. I really wasn't ready for it.' Knowledge knows when you are ready, and if you are attentive, you will begin to see what Knowledge knows." [7]

"Marriage, in the truest sense, is where you experience a Greater Reality in a relationship. True marriage is not merely going to the church and taking vows. True marriage is a bonding, a surrender, a commitment. It is the bonding of your mind and body, those things which have been the pinnacle of your separate identity, to another. True marriage is a surrender of a separate life to a certain degree, and it is a commitment to spiritual growth. This is the very essence of marriage. You do not give yourself up here. Instead, you gain a greater self. Here you have not only one mind to help you, you have two minds. You not only have one body, you have two bodies. If your marriage is to a group of people, you have more minds and more bodies. Here your resource for wisdom grows." [6]

"Marriage is the result of growth and development. It is not something that happens the minute you say “I do” in a church. Marriage is the result of a demonstrated compatibility and the joining of minds and wills to give the gifts of contribution to the world. Those gifts may be directed towards your children, your community or the entire world. Any true marriage will extend beyond itself and serve those around it. Thus, it becomes an oasis in a thirsty land." [8]

Further Study

Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 10: Marriage

Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 5: Marriage

See Also

Surrender

References

  1. Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 12: Establishing Relationships
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 5: Marriage
  3. 3.0 3.1 Discernment in Relationships (February 13, 2009)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One, Chapter 13: Spiritual Community
  5. Steps to Knowledge, Step 131: Today I will seek the experience of true purpose in life.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 10: Marriage
  7. Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 10: Being Present in the World
  8. Relationships & Higher Purpose, Chapter 12: Establishing Relationships