A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.
If our children have the background of a godly, happy home and this unshakable faith that the Bible is indeed the Word of God, they will have a foundation that the forces of hell cannot shake.
If I marry: He must be so tall that when he is on his knees, as one has said he reaches all the way to heaven. His shoulders must be broad enough to bear the burden of a family. His lips must be strong enough to smile, firm enough to say no, and tender enough to kiss. Love must be so deep that it takes its stand in Christ and so wide that it takes the whole lost world in. He must be active enough to save souls. He must be big enough to be gentle and great enough to be thoughtful. His arms must be strong enough to carry a little child.
My job is to take care of the possible and to trust God with the impossible.
It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain
Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid (as we're inclined to do), I do not need a handsome man but let him be like You; I do not need one big and strong nor yet so very tall, nor need he be some genius, or wealthy, Lord, at all; but let his head be high, dear God, and let his eye be clear, his shoulders straight, whate'er his state, whate'er his earthly sphere; and let his face have character, a ruggedness if soul, and let his whole life show, dear God, a singleness of goal; then when he comes (as he will come) with quiet eyes aglow, I'll understand that he's the man I prayed for long ago.
God has not always answered my prayers. If He had, I would have married the wrong man -- several times!
Worship and worry cannot live in the same heart: they are mutually exclusive.
If I cannot give my children a perfect mother I can at least give them more of the one they've got--and make that one more loving. I will be available. I will take time to listen, time to play, time to be home when they arrive from school, time to counsel and encouerage.
I think losing a loved one must be a little like losing a leg. First there is the shock, then the anesthetic, and the painkillers; the attention of doctors and nurses, flowers and cards and visits from friends. But sooner or later you have to learn to walk without it.
We cannot pray and remain the same.
Down through the years, I turned to the Bible and found in it all that I needed
Temptation and testing (or a trial) are two sides of the same coin. Satan uses an occasion or a person to tempt us to fall; God uses the same to try us and make us stronger.
Pity the married couple who expect too much from one another.
It takes more faith to be an atheist than to believe in God.
Death - Death can be faced, dealt with, adjusted to, outlived. It's the not knowing that destroys interminably... This being suspended in suspense; waiting - weightless, How does one face the faceless, adjust to nothing? Waiting implies something to wait for. Is there? There is One. One who knows... I rest my soul on that.
Take all away. I am content to know Such love is mine-for life is all too brief To grieve for pleasures bringing only grief; Give me but You; it is enough just so.
Love without clinging, cry if you must, but privately cry, the heart will adjust.
God does not punish us for our sins but by them.
The city is not changing anything, increases in the cost of natural gas will be passed through to the customer.
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The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
I think that for me, as a UNC graduate, I value my education - I think everyone who's gone to that university values education.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to North Carolina - and that's pretty much the same thing.
It's the way it works: Love plus time minus distance equals hate.
Louis C. K. - 20171
A happy marriage doesn't mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you've chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew - 6, 6
Take your troubles to the church, get down on your knees and pray!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Jeremiah - 33, 35
Christians who pray are like pillars that carry the world.
The devil is real and he isn't a little red man with horns and a tail. He can be beautiful because he's a fallen angel and he used to be God's favourite.
Leah in American Horror Story - Season 13