Marriage is what you make of it. It can be fun and full of love and passion. Or it can be frustrating and full of stress and hardship. It all depends on what you want to get out of it, and how hard you’re willing to work at it. These quotes about marriage show that well!
But one thing is for sure; every married couple can relate to these quotes! From funny marriage quotes to meaningful love quotes, it’s all here.
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Best Quotes About Marriage
Meaningful Love Quotes:
“Love does not mean you will always agree, see eye to eye, or never have an argument. It means despite the bad days you still can’t see yourself without that person”
Not only will you not always agree, but you will almost never agree. Everyone has such a different opinion on the important things in life, such as parenting, finances, relationship expectations, etc. The only thing you can do about that is to strive to always try to come up with a compromise. Is getting your way worth losing your life partner? Not usually.
“A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even when they struggle to like each other”
A lot of people don’t realize that you can love someone without actually liking them from time to time. When you are beyond frustrated with your spouse and you just can’t stand to be around them at the moment, you still love them. You might not like them at that time, but you still have a love for them that doesn’t just come and go depending on the day.
“Couples who make it aren’t the ones who never had a reason to get divorced; they are simply the ones who decide that their commitment to each other is always more important than their differences and flaws”
The divorce rate is so high right now. This is because every time your spouse does something that’s deemed wrong, the whole world is preaching “divorce”. Believe it or not, we are imperfect beings. We are designed to have flaws, and everyone is guilty of screwing up at some point in their lives. Committing to marriage is committing to work through each other’s struggles together, and not give up when things get hard.
“A good marriage isn’t something you find, it’s something you make, and you have to keep on making it”
Often times after people get married, the amount of effort being put into the relationship slowly dwindles away. But in reality, this is when you need to put MORE into your relationship. Life gets harder, and your spouse needs more support than ever to get through all of the craziness in life. It’s a never-ending task to keep strengthening your marriage.
“The goal in marriage isn’t to think alike, but to think together” -Robert C Doods
There is a 99.9% chance you and your spouse will not always think alike. The best part about this is that often times your weaknesses are your partner’s strengths, and vice versa. You help each other to overcome life’s difficulties IF you’re willing to think, and work together.
“Make your marriage more awesome than your wedding”
A wedding is always made out to be this big deal, and for good reason! It’s a day to celebrate two people who have made a commitment to be with one another forever. And while the wedding is such a special and exciting moment, the rest of a couple’s lives should be MORE exciting and have even more special moments. A wedding shouldn’t be the highlight of a marriage, it’s just the starting point.
“If you want to have a great marriage you need to be humble enough to ask yourself ‘what changes do I need to make?’”
One of the biggest mistakes in a lot of marriages is that one person is trying to change the other person. If someone is unwilling to change, they can’t be made to do so. The absolute best thing you can do for your marriage is to always strive to improve yourself, and focus less on trying to improve your spouse. You wouldn’t believe the effect it has on the marriage as a whole, to focus on self-improvement.
“Stop saying that marriage is just a piece of paper, so is money but you still get up every day and work hard for it”
How many times have you heard that “piece of paper” phrase? A million, I know. It’s not about the certificate of marriage, it’s about the vows you create and the promises you agree to keep. As for money, it’s materialistic. Money can’t love you back. If you’re going to invest into something, your marriage will make you far happier than any dollar amount ever could.
“Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself not what’s left over after you gave your best to everyone else”
I think one reason spouses develop resentment towards one another is that by the time you connect with your spouse each day, you’ve been through so much, and exerted so much of your energy on other people, that there’s none left for your spouse. When you’re drained and overwhelmed, you get irritable and develop a negative, and conversations ugly. This is especially true for mothers after having kids. Kids can really take a toll on your patience, and drain your energy. Being aware of this, and making sure your spouse knows that the overwhelm is not because of something they’ve done, can help the situation dramatically.
“In every disagreement in marriage, remember this one important truth: My spouse is my partner, not my enemy. We will either win together or we’ll lose together.”
People are so adamant are “winning” a fight these days. But what they don’t realize is that by trying to win a fight with your spouse, your marriage is losing. Your relationship is what’s taking the hit, not your partner.
**Be sure to check out our article on the 16 Marriage Lessons We Had to Learn the Hard Way**
Funny Marriage Quotes
“The relationship between husband and wife is very psychological. One is psycho and the other is logical”
HA! This is hilarious. But what’s even funnier is that anyone who reads this will say they are the logical one, and their spouse is the psycho one. And if their spouse were to read it, they’d think they were the logical one too!
“Husbands are the best people to share your secrets with. They’ll never tell anyone because they aren’t even listening”
There are times I think my husband isn’t listening, and he surprises me and shows that he was listening. That happens about once a year. More often, there are times he wasn’t listening, when I thought he was.
“When someone is murdered, the police investigate the spouse first. And that tells you everything you need to know about marriage”
There’s always going to be times where you tell your spouse that you just want to wring their neck. But, don’t actually do it. Because you will be the number one suspect!
“In my house, I’m the boss. My wife is just the decision maker”
Hey, we make decisions because we’re the logical ones… just kidding. We make decisions because we often have a wider outlook on situations. Often times in a home, the women take care of the children, clean house, manage finances to make sure bills get paid, and sometimes even hold down a job on top of that. Being involved in so many aspects of family life helps to make important decisions.
“My husband would take a bullet for me, but he’d criticize the way I drove him to the hospital afterward”
This one hits home. Everyone compliments my driving, except my husband. He thinks I’m the worst driver ever! (Mostly because I will skid the tires on the pavement and swerve to avoid running over a squirrel.)
“Every woman’s dream is that a man will take her in his arms, throw her into bed… and clean the whole house while she sleeps”
Hey, a girl can dream right! But in all seriousness, there’s nothing more attractive than a husband who helps with the chores.
“Sorry, I was late because I had to find all the things for my husband that were in plain sight”
The fact that there are so many jokes about this just goes to show that this happens in a lot of households. I’m not sure if they do it because they just know we’re better at finding things, so why should they waste their time when we can do it faster? I don’t know the logic behind it. I don’t know if they even know the logic.
“Being married is like having the freedom to do whatever your wife tells you”
There are a lot of things that women need to get done. So outsourcing some of the work is necessary. So if your wife asks you to take out the trash, it’s because she needs to do the dishes, switch out the laundry, pick up all the toys, and scrub the toilet. And it will take her the same amount of time to do her chores as it does him to take out the trash.
“Women aren’t that difficult. If you made a mistake, tell her you’re sorry. If she made a mistake, tell her you’re sorry”
Women are prideful beings. It’s one of their biggest faults. For some reason, it’s difficult to apologize first. In reality, apologizing first shows strength and maturity. We really got to work on that.
“Marriage is like a deck of cards… In the beginning, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade”
Back to that “wives are the first suspects in their husband’s murder” thing. Yeah, we like to beat them with clubs when we finally crack!
Well, what did I tell you? Pretty relatable right? Be sure to share these quotes so that your other married friends can check them out too!
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