Friday, July 03, 2009

Marriage: quote unquote...

Here are some quotes about marriage that I thought were worth posting here. They come from St Philip's York Street's study on 'The Resurrection and the Sanctity of Marriage'. h/t Justin.

"In the presence of God, I take you to be my wife, To have and to hold from this day forward, For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, To love and to cherish, till death us do part; This is my solemn vow and promise." - Wedding Vows

"Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal — it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man. As high as God is above man, so high are the sanctity, the rights, and the promise of love. It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love." - Dietrich Bonheoffer

"Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair." - G. K. Chesterton

"... in our present culture, sexual activity has become almost completely detached from the whole business of building up communities and relationships, and has degenerated simply into a way of asserting one's right to choose one's own pleasure in one's own way. To put it starkly: instead of being a sacrament, sex has become a toy." - Tom Wright

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