"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Marriage is not a fifty-fifty relationship.
Marriage is not a relationship that is selfish.
Marriage is not about man cave or crafting room.
Marriage is not a union that is about the right person to enhance the other's career.
Marriage is not a place that one builds up material wealth.
Marriage is not about separate finances.
Marriage is not a union of brothers/sisters/and parents. It becomes a place of extended family and a totally new family.
Marriage secrets, business, as well as intimate relations are not to be shared around the office cooler, Facebook, or at the local club with your buddies.

Marriage is about two people becoming best friends, and best friends in everything and anything.
Marriage is about two people facing the world, and as two they become a mighty one in strength.
Marriage is about two that close their eyes with the other as their last image for the day.
Marriage is about two that open their eyes with the other as their first image of the new day.
Marriage is about two that can conquer the world because the best person they know in the world is their partner.
Marriage is about being thankful for the in-laws, as they allowed your love to become who they were to be-when you decided they were the ONE for you.
Marriage is about two that decide that the world is the perfect place for babies-as the two can become three and four and more, with a strong desire to share the love you have to the next generation.

Marriage is hard work.
Marriage is not about divorce.
Marriage is about two that should give of themselves in body, spirit, and mind...and accept the same from the other.

But we must overcome the selfishness we have in order for marriage to be the marriage it was designed to be.

A flawed wife that decided her marriage could be the very best, if she put herself second.
Post proofed by a flawed husband that decided his marriage could be the very best if he put himself second.


Mrs.Rabe said...

I absolutely agree with your whole list!

Great post!

Anonymous said...

Looking for the 'like' button!

Crystal Mary said...

Yes it is all about sharing and giving in to the other. Not demeaning each other in public, but lovingly each other with kindness, forgiveness and caring.

Susan said...

Pure truth!!!

Humble wife said...

Deanna-thank you.

Jennifer-FB smile!!



Anonymous said...

Jennifer, I'm going to print this out and frame it for my #2 who is getting married this weekend. Wise, wise, wise.........:D

Sue said...

Here, here!

Humble wife said...

Mater-well thank you so much, and I promise this list has helped us for 23 plus year!


loves2spin said...


Anonymous said...

Totally agree!

We are so tired of the media/tv shows putting men in the light of being weak and stupid. Also putting women in the light of knowing it all. Then there's the sexual light they put both sexes in, it's disgusting.


Humble wife said...

Loves2-thank you.

Sassy-no kidding. I gave up cable or satellite several years ago- and will never return. Enough is enough.