Today is a special day! Not only is it Dr. Martin Luther King’s Holiday, but it’s also the public swearing in of our re-elected President Barack Obama. What both of these men have in common is their strong sense of families. So I decided to take some of Dr. King’s favorite quotes and apply them to relationships. I had to take liberty with a few and add my own spin to it. I hope you enjoy.
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
On Understanding your partner:
“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong”
On the State of your Marriage:
“It does not matter how long your marriage lives, but how well you do it.”
“The ultimate measure of a marriage is not where it stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
On Connecting with your spouse:
“Whatever affects one spouse directly, affects all indirectly. You can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
“The quality not the longevity, of one’s marriage is what is important.”
On Success in Marriage:
“There is no gain without struggle.”
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”