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Christian Marriage Quotes


"Christian marriage is marked by discipline and self-denial...C hristianity does not therefore depreciate marriage, it sanctifies it." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"How the Idolatry of Christian Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Takes Two General Forms" - Joe Carter

"I'm a Christian and a supporter of marriage equality under the law." - Bill Shorten

"In Christian marriage, love is not an option. It is a duty." - R C Sproul

"Christian marriage is that sacrament which builds up the community of the Church and of society. Marriage has been inscribed in creation's design by God, and, by his grace, countless Christian men and women have lived married life fully." - Pope Francis

"Same-sex marriage is not the future." - Maggie Gallagher

"I believe in marriage and fidelity." - Gloria Vanderbilt

"The Christian church does not ask the U. S. Supreme Court, or any other human court, what marriage is. Marriage is a pre-political institution defined by our Creator - for His glory and for human flourishing." - Albert Mohler

"I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian - for me - for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God's in the mix." - Barack Obama

"Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the old Christian rule is, "Either marriage, with completely faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence."" - C S Lewis

"Proclaim the beauty and truth of the Christian message to a society which is tangent by confusing presentations of sexuality, marriage and the family." - Pope Francis

"My Christian faith teaches me marriage is between man and a woman. I'm not evolving with the polls. I'm not changing like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama." - Bobby Jindal

"And biblically, again, I'm going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman." - Rebecca Kleefisch

"Mike Huckabee represents something that is either tremendously encouraging or deeply disturbing, depending on your point of view: a marriage of Christian fundamentalism with economic populism." - Matt Taibbi

"There are two basic restrictions on marriage in the Bible: Number one, she should marry a man. Number two, he should be a Christian." - John Piper

"The last Christian died on a cross." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"Being brought up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed with the Christian lobbies around the world who say gay marriage destroys the family and all that kind of rubbish. They claim to follow someone who always stood up for the oppressed and marginalised." - David Pocock

"Christian faith is exclusivistic. Christian faith lays claim upon our lives. The sanctity of life, what we do with a life, is very definitive in the Christian faith, what we do with sexuality, what we do with marriage, all of the fundamental questions of life have points of reference for answers, and people just have an aversion for that. That I think is the biggest reason they feel hostile towards the Christian faith." - Ravi Zacharias

"If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." - Scott Gardner

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." - John Berger

"Private practice and marriage - those twin extinguishers of science." - Paul Broca

"Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." - Rick Santorum

"Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen." - Betty Jane Wylie

"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory." - Abraham Lincoln

"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage." - William Shakespeare

"Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature." - Julia Ward Howe

"When a minister or a clergyman takes seriously unfashionable Christian doctrines which condemn sex outside marriage, homosexuality, abortion, and feminism, and injects his views into the political debate, he is immediately denounced as a 'reactionary.'" - Benjamin Hart

"I was reminded that it is my obligation not only as an elected official in a pluralistic society, but also as a Christian, to remain open to the possibility that my unwillingness to support gay marriage is misguided." - Barack Obama

"I was a Christian. I didn't want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26." - Jimmy Carr

"The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was, as we see in the above passages from St. Paul, based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable. A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by sane people as a morbid aberration. The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life." - Bertrand Russell

"I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing" - Tony Benn

"The soul of the Christian religion is reverence." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Awe combined with intimacy is the essence of Christian worship." - J. D. Greear

"It is impossible for a Christian to be a relativist." - Jacques Maritain

"As Mike Bickle said to me, there is a spiritual battle going on in the world, and he believes that in America marriage between a man and a woman will become illegal. He believes there will be a war. He believes it'll begin in schools and the Christian kids will rise up and slay the non-Christian kids. This was an on-camera interview!" - Roger Ross Williams

"A Christian marriage is [not] one with no problems or even a marriage with fewer problems. (It may well mean more problems.) But it does mean a life in which two people are able to accept each other and love each other in the midst of problems and fears. It means a marriage in which selfish people can accept selfish people without constantly trying to change them - and even accept themselves, because they realize personally that they have been accepted by Christ." - Keith Miller

"A man imagines a happy marriage as a marriage of love; even if he makes fun of marriages that are without love, or feels sorry for lovers who are without marriage." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal." - Frank Pittman

"Optimism is America's birthright.... There is no social problem Americans dare not attack. No problem, that is, except one: about marriage, and marriage alone, we despair." - Maggie Gallagher

"Marriage is memory, marriage is time." - Joan Didion

"What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you - it's like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage." - Terrence Rafferty

"I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage." - Bob Newhart

"Marriage is marriage. Everybody has problems." - Mel Gibson

"I go to Chinese Christian community. Jesus looks Chinese. I go to Japanese Christian community. Jesus looks Japanese. I go to Brazilian Christian community. Jesus looks Brazilian. How come in America Jesus looks white?" - Dick Gregory

"I thought that Christian was a noun, a person looking for authenticity. I never understood that idea that a band could be Christian or something could be Christian. But it just can be and is." - Rob Bell

"Marriage is a call to die [to self]... Christian marriage vows are the inception of a lifelong practice of death, of giving over not only all you have, but all you are. Is this a grim gallows call? Not at all! It is no more grim than dying to self and following Christ. In fact, those who lovingly die for their [spouses] are those who know the most joy, have the most fulfilling marriages, and experience the most love." - R. Kent Hughes

"The devil sees nothing more abominable than a truly humble christian, for [that Christian] is just the opposite of [the devil's] own image" - Hans Nielsen Hauge

"A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian." - Billy Graham

"I was not called to be a preacher. I am a speaker who is a Christian. I'm not a Christian speaker." - Andy Andrews

"A mature Christian is a humble Christian" - Dan Schilling

"Marriage is the most advanced form of warfare in the modern world." - Malcolm Bradbury

"There is such pleasure in long-term marriage that I really would hate to be my age and not have had a long-term marriage. Remember, sustaining a pleasurable, long-term marriage takes effort, deliberateness and an intention to learn about one another. In other words, marriage is for grown-ups." - Cokie Roberts

"Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare."" - Michael Novak

"Marriage is a career which brings about more benefits than many others." - Simone De Beauvoir

"The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before." - Irving Stone

"The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things." - Theodore Zeldin

"A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world." - Robert Breault

"Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside." - Frank Pittman

"Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy - it's supposed to make you married." - Frank Pittman

"Oh, he was asking to have an open marriage and I refused." - Newt Gingrich

"Marriage is like pantyhose. It all depends on what you put into it." - Phyllis Schlafly

"The whole pleasure of marriage is that it is a perpetual crisis." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Bad jokes and gay marriage are destroying this country. But torture can save it." - Jon Stewart

"Marriage is like a hot bath; once you get used to it, it ain't so hot." - Minnie Pearl

"Marriage is ridiculous." - Goldie Hawn

"Marriage can be complicated." - Molly Shannon

"Marriage is a noose." - Miguel De Cervantes

"When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments." - Maggie Gallagher

"I believe it's a real tedious hostage negotiation to have a marriage be what it is." - Brad Garrett

"Marriage is a commitment for life. It is a permanent, lifelong relationship." - Dada Vaswani

"Whatever's missing in your relationship, including a marriage, is what you're not bringing to it." - Nadine Velazquez

"A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one." - Queen Victoria

"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution." - Mae West

"College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage." - George Gobel

"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive." - Oscar Wilde

"Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves; that is true." - Marianne Williamson

"Marriage is wonderful." - Jennifer Aniston

"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking." - Teri Garr

"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about." - Katharine Hepburn

"I have gone from one relationship to a marriage and stepchildren." - Daryl Hall

"Marriage changes everything." - Marilyn Manson

"I love marriage." - Jeff Bridges

"I think the gay community should get smart and drop the word marriage. Do you really need to change every right-wing Christian to make sure you get your equal rights? Eyes on the prize, we should be sticking to getting equal rights." - Ani Difranco

"The goal of Christian dating is not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend but to find a spouse. Have that in mind as you get to know one an- other, and if you're not ready to commit to a relationship with the end goal of marriage, it's better not to date but simply to remain friends." - Mark Driscoll

"From a Christian perspective, the answer to all of that is not power, as it is in the modern perspective. It's love. It's self-sacrifice. That's what love is all about. The marriage ceremony says it very well: sacrifice is difficult, but love can make it a joy." - Francis George

"Something as important as marriage equality, which is now a constitutional right [in the USA], is something that cannot be denied. It's also very un-Christian, if you think about the way Christ was and Christ's teachings. This is not loving. This is anger. This is hatred. This is bigotry. And it's wrong." - Margaret Cho

"The goal of Christian dating is not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend but to find a spouse. Have that in mind as you get to know one an- other, and if you're not ready to commit to a relationship with the end goal of marriage, it's better not to date but simply to remain friends." - Mark Driscoll

"This is a slippery slope. In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous. And biblically, again, I'm going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman." - Rebecca Kleefisch

"God says in the bible that we should love our neighbor and he created us all as equals. I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage." - Heidi Montag

"I'm a Christian. Years ago, I went broke, so I decided to run every part of my life according to the Bible. It sounds hokey, but it works. You run your marriage that way, and it works. It will work with business, too, and finances. Treat people like you want to be treated." - Dave Ramsey

"I think the gay community should get smart and drop the word 'marriage.' Do you really need to change every right-wing Christian to make sure you get your equal rights? Eyes on the prize, we should be sticking to getting equal rights." - Ani Difranco

"I would like it to be known that I have decided not to marry Group Capt. Peter Townsend. Mindful of the church's teaching that Christian marriage is indissoluble, and conscious of my duty to the Commonwealth, I have resolved to put these considerations before any others." - Princess Margaret

"First, I was opposed to gay marriage because it seemed like one more way that gays were wanting to assimilate. When I realized the Christian right was so opposed to it, as well as tyrannical governments in Africa and Russia, I thought, 'It must be a good thing to fight for.'" - Edmund White

"I am not against marriage - I am for love. If love becomes your marriage, good; but don't hope that marriage can bring love. That is not possible. Love can become a marriage. You have to work very consciously to transform your love into a marriage. Ordinarily, people destroy their love. They do EVERYTHING to destroy it and then they suffer. And they go on saying, 'What went wrong?' They destroy - they do everything to destroy it." - Rajneesh

"I consider Christian theology to be one of the greatest disasters of the human race." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Having a debate with a modern Christian is like punching a sponge." - Richard Dawkins

"The Christian god is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust." - Thomas Jefferson

"The fear of hell is the basis for the Christian faith." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service." - Billy Graham

"Men choose a religion, but a Christian is chosen by Jesus Christ." - Mehdi Dibaj

"The whole history of the Christian Church is a mixture of errors and violence." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I have lived as a philosopher and die as a Christian." - Giacomo Casanova

"The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion" - George Washington

"The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Dancing is not a form of expression for the Christian liturgy." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"The truth of the Christian faith surpasses the capacity of reason." - Thomas Aquinas

"Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian." - Anonymous

"I'm a classical Christian." - Bill Bright

"That's not Christian!" - Chris Pontius

"[A] high minded gallantry in defense of the foundations of Christian culture." - Pope Pius XII

"I'm not a Christian." - Michael Sheen

"I am a Christian." - Jerry Falwell

"My parents were Christian." - Wyclef Jean

"One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting every one else to give it up. That is not the Christian way. An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons-marriage, or meat, or beer, or the cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning." - C S Lewis

"Better no marriage, than a marriage short of the best." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"A bad marriage is worse than no marriage at all." - Neil Clark Warren

"Fasting for your marriage can change your marriage" - Jennifer E. Smith

"Society is built on marriage ... marriage and its consequences." - John Galsworthy

"Marriage helps young couples to raise themselves towards God. The bond of marriage unites two souls so firmly that though they are physically two separate entities, their souls are merged into one harmonious whole." - Dada Vaswani

"A good marriage is different to a happy marriage." - Debra Winger

"The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out." - Ronald Reagan

"Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it." - Mark Twain

"The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open." - Groucho Marx

"Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work." - Dr Dre

"The rights of men and women should be equal and sacred-marriage should be a perfect partnership." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity." - Khalil Gibran

"Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do." - Bettina Arndt

"Marriage is a lot like the army, everyone complains, but you'd be surprise at the large number that re-enlist." - James Garner

"The concerts you enjoy together/ Neighbors you annoy together/ Children you destroy together,/ That keep marriage in tact." - Stephen Sondheim

"I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery." - George Washington

"Marriage is a land mine. A really intimate land mine. Adultery to kitchen fires. Never a dull [moment]." - Nora Roberts

"Marriage wrecks any decent relationship." - Susan Straight

"Marriage will not solve "aloneness."" - Myles Munroe

"All romances end at marriage." - Thomas Hardy

"Marriage is a desperate thing." - John Selden

"Hasty marriage seldom proveth well." - William Shakespeare

"Marriage: a souvenir of love." - Helen Rowland

"Marriage is lonelier than solitude." - Adrienne Rich

"A marriage is a partnership." - Eva Longoria

"Goodbye, Livia; remember our marriage!" - Augustus

"Marriage can wait, education cannot." - Khaled Hosseini

"Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation." - Mark Twain

"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement." - Maggie Gallagher

"I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that." - Steve Garvey

"Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman." - Ben Nelson

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition of a marriage as between one man and one woman." - Randy Neugebauer

"I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, the same as I've believed all my life." - Mark Neumann

"Marriage is hard work, period." - Kyle Chandler



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