Difference between revisions of "Quotes About Marriage"
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“Until you are married to your purpose, marriage with another cannot be consummated.” 
“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.” 
“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." 
"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." 
"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." 
“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.” 
"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." 
"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." 
"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."