“You will only SOAR as a woman, when you understand that SUPPORTING other women is how you can successfully climb to the top”. Sophia A. Nelson

“Choose being kind over being right and you will be right every time”

“God’s gifts to us are not for us but for others to benefit”

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”  – Cherie Gilderbloomt

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Tact is the ability to make a point without making an enemy.
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” –Elbert Hubbard

“If we don’t start thinking while we are in the box, we’ll never get out of the box to think”. – Unknown

“The debt we owe God is payable to our fellow men”

“Light illuminates while salt seasons”

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just BLOOMS!

‘Nothing on earth is WORTH going to Hell for’

Someone once said, “It’s not what you live through that’s important, but what you learn through.”
One thing we have learned A LOT through in life is what others have lived through and passed on for others to learn through also.

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” (Dave Meurer)

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” (Zig Ziglar)

“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“I asked our boys what they would do if they were married and their wife got mad and treated them mean. Without hesitation, my youngest, declared, ‘I’d hold her.’ How could a 4 year old know the security a woman feels when a pair of strong-arms, gently wrap around her? When I am stressed or worried, my heart immediately softens if my husband simply holds me. I asked Philip WHY he would hold her. He explained that ‘that’s what Dad always says in the ceremony.’ Philip had witnessed several of the vow renewal services from our marriage conference weekends. As in a wedding ceremony, Sam leads couples to repeat their vows, ‘To have and to hold from this day forward.’ Unlike many married couples, Philip took these vows literally. (Marriage – The Foundation Newsletter)

“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love and hold onto the ones we marry.” (Tom Mullen)

“Ask yourself, ‘what difference will this thing we’re fighting about make in ten years? In one year? In a month?’” (Unknown)

“Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.” (Michele Weiner-Davis, Divorce Busting)

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)

“One of the great illusions of our time is that love is self-sustaining. It is not. Love must be fed and nurtured, constantly renewed. That demands ingenuity and consideration, but first and foremost, it demands time.” (David Mace)

“Why would a married couple that lives together every day need to date each other? It’s precisely because they live and sleep together.” (Bill Doherty, Take Back Your Marriage)

“The challenge is to help couples turn ‘I Do’ into ‘We Can.’” (Scott Stanley)

“To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.” (Diane Sollee)

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” (Thomas Edison)

“Divorce doesn’t end a family, it reorganizes it. Or, should I say, it complicates it?” (Ron Deal, Smart Stepfamilies workshop Smart Marriages Dallas Conference)

“When there are kids involved, there’s no such thing as divorce.” (Carl Whitaker)

“So many people have the will to have a strong marriage but don’t have the skill.” (Kathy Beirne, Portland Coalition for Marriage Education)

“We must remember that we’re not teaching skills to equip me to get what I want and you to get what you want. Instead we focus on teaching skills that will equip us to keep our relationship, our ‘us-ness,’ and our marriage alive.” (Terry Hargrave, The Essential Humility of Marriage)

“All those ‘and they lived happily ever after’ fairy tale endings need to be changed to ‘and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy.’” (Linda Miles, The New Marriage)

“Stephen Covey was asked after a speech about how to forgive someone who has committed adultery. He said the question made him think of the old prayer, ‘Oh Lord, let me forgive those who sin differently than I do.’”

“One of the greatest achievements in life after being hurt by your spouse is to reach out to forgive the parent of your children.” (Unknown)

“The development of a good marriage is not a natural process. It is an achievement.” (David and Vera Mace)

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, is it not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)