Thursday, January 23, 2014

CP 234 What some say about marriage...



CP 234 What some say about marriage...

Thinking about marriage 6

  • Before marriage keep your eyes wide open. After marriage keep them half shut. (Supplied by Jo)
  • For a marriage to be successful the husband should be deaf and the wife blind. (Russian proverb)
  • Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence--a life sentence. (Cynical wordsmith comedian)

  • Marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached. (Cynical self-pitying comedian)

  • Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore, marriage is an institution for the blind. (Cynical one-eyed comedian)

  • Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor's Degree and the woman gets her Masters. (Cynical over-educated comedian)

  • Marriage is a thing which puts a ring on a woman's finger and two under the man's eyes. (Lucky-to-be-alive comedian)

  • Marriage certificate is just another word for a work permit. (Cynical comedian likely-to be-worked-over)

  • Marriage is not just a having a wife, but also worries inherited forever. (Comedian who-had-better-count-his-blessings)

A snippet from Selwyn Hughes:
’After the woman was created God brought them together in a relationship of oneness.’ (Gen 2: 22)
When God brought the woman to the man there took place the world’s first wedding.  Little is said about this in Scripture but the moment must have been indefinably precious and beautiful.  It was God’s intention that just as the Trinity were experiencing ‘oneness’ in heaven, Adam and Eve were also to enjoy the same relationship on earth, and that oneness was to be a revelation of God himself.”

A comment attributed to Martin Luther:
“Marriage is God’s best way of explaining himself.”

Wise old Walter Wangerin:

“Mutuality is accomplished by two whole persons; and if each partner truly intends to be but the fraction of a relationship (thinking my whole makes up half of us) he or she will soon discover that these halves do not fit perfectly together. The mathematics can work only if each subtracts something of himself or herself, shears it off, and lays it aside forever. There will come, then, a moment of shock when one spouse realizes, ‘You don’t want the whole of me? Not the whole of me, but only a part of me, makes up the whole of us?” P 45”
(Walter Wangerin Jr., As For Me And My House: Crafting Your Marriage To Last)

 

Well, I hope that is enough to chew for one week.

Be blessed in Him,

Fred

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