Several Great Marriage Quotes

Came across some great quotes in the Simple Marriage Archives.

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning (1812 – 1889)

A man is seduced by what he sees, a woman by what she hears. ~ Anonymous

Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. ~ Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

As the heart is warmed, so often too the body; as the spirit is loosed, so often and with laughter, the clothes fall away. ~ Anonymous

This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. ~ Paul Tournier (1898-1986)

Add Spice By Opening Your Eyes

rememberwhenIn case you’re new to our community, or even if you’ve been around for years, I’m part of a weekly show that airs new episodes each Wednesday called Sexy Marriage Radio.

Each week Shannon Ethridge and I discuss various topics and ideas that will help you make your sex life better (or perhaps come back to life).

To date, there are over two years worth of shows on Sexy Marriage Radio – many of them about how to spice things up, sort of like Spicing Things Up 101.

Today, we talk about Spicing Things Up 301!

I think you’ll like it.

SMR#146: Spice Up Things By Opening Your Eyes

Marriage expectations

From Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Modern Americans bring to their marriages the most over-stuffed bundle of expectations the institution has ever seen. We expect that our partner will not merely be a decent person, but will also be our soul mate, our best friend, our intellectual companion, our greatest sexual partner and our life’s complete inspiration. Nobody in human history has ever asked this much of a companion. It’s a lot to ask of one mere mortal, and the inevitable disappointments that follow such giant expectations can cripple marriages.


Comfort Sex

comfortOne thing that separates humans from all other species is our ability to make meaning out of things.

The meaning we place on the things in our life are often more important than the things themselves.

It’s not money, it’s safety from poverty or a way to get what you want. It’s not just a job, it’s a calling or it’s a means to an end.

There is one area where meaning runs rampant … sex.

It’s how you express love, experience pleasure, demonstrate power, connect, bond, play, submit, manage anxiety, confirm your sexiness, and on and on.

So is it possible to have sex as a form of comfort during times of struggle and grief?

This is what Shannon and I explore more in this episode of Sexy Marriage Radio.

Episode 142: Comfort Sex