29 Words of Wisdom for Marriage

Many people spend their whole life searching for the right person to marry. Having a successful marriage is like having a second job. It requires hard work, dedication, and continually working at it. The below quotes and words of wisdom for marriage provide the right type of relationship advise and peek into what it takes to be successful in the long term. These are intended to be used to increase your overall relationship success. 

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Admit when you are wrong. Shut up when you are right.

Always give 100%, never expect anything in return, that way you will always be surprised.

Be honest about who your spouse is and trust that they will be exactly that until they prove otherwise. Manage your expectations and love them for who they are.

Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.

Don’t tie a half-hitch knot. Plan to stay married forever.

Engage God to work within our family, and be a family which can solve problems for its self. Understand each other and be able to forgive.

Examine your relationship often. Know its vulnerabilities. Keep it moving in the direction you both want it to go.

In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.

Kiss for at least 10 seconds every day without fail; do it all at once or spread it out.

Laugh together. If you can laugh at yourself, it’ll be easy.

Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.

Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had.

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.

Never embarrass, criticize or correct one another in public; try not to do it in private, either.

Never go to sleep angry. Keep talking until you get over it or forget why you were mad.

Never miss an anniversary, a birthday or a chance to make a memory. Memories may not seem important now, but one day you will treasure them.

Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.

Remember one of life’s ironies: We are least lovable when we need love most.

Show by your actions as well as your words that the person you married comes first. Let nothing and no one come between you.

Take care of business. Pay your bills, change your oil, cut your grass, call your mother.

Tell the truth, only the truth, and always with great kindness.

The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.

The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for granted relationship.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

The following infographic aims to capture the cost of getting married. Many tax benefits are associated with married couples. The lifetime cost of never marrying can be over a million dollars. Additional financial benefits can also be obtained such as being eligible for IRA contributions, receiving unlimited tax free gifts of money to spouse, and estate tax exclusion on inheritance. Almost 40% of single Americans are looking for dates and someone to be with. This leads to more than 17% of couples that eventually get married, meeting online. This and more important facts about falling in love are listed below.

Cost of Falling in Love