“God created man good and after his own image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that they might rightly know God his creator, heartily love Him, and live with Him in eternal blessedness, to praise and glorify Him.” (Heidelberg Catechism, 1563, Q#6.)
"It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, writing to a young bride and groom from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in 1943)
"A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers." (Ruth Bell Graham)
“...most scholars now agree that children raised by two biological parents in a stable marriage do better than children in other family forms across a wide range of outcomes.” -- National Review
“According to new research, states with a high concentration of married couples experience faster economic growth, less child poverty and more economic mobility than states where fewer adults are married, even after controlling for a variety of economic and demographic factors.” -- Washington Post
"A happy marriage is a marriage between two happy people... Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy - it's supposed to make you married." (Frank Pittman, marriage therapist)
Sunday sermon: "The Creation of Marriage" (MP3)
See the BCF “Statement on Marriage and Family” (2013).