Marriage isn’t all fun, but it’s worth it. Through and through.
What does it mean when you pledge to your true love at the altar ‘I will love you for better or worse, till death do us part?’
This is a beautiful and magical moment in a wedding that expresses to all of your friends and family how much you mean to each other because you are saying that you will love each other through the best of times and you will still love each other through the worst of times for eternity. This is the biggest promise a couple can make to each other.
So, for you love birds, here are some marriage quotes about what it means to love each other — for better and for worse, always and forever.
In life, there is never going to be just happiness, joy, and good things. There will be trying times and things that will happen that will try and push you apart. But when you say these words to your partner, you should ultimately be planning to work out everything that comes your way without letting anything come between you.
When you are married, you are not pledging to spend life with your significant other until times get tough then you can leave, you are really promising before all of your friends, family, and God that you will stick together through thick and thin. There is no negotiation.
At the beginning of a relationship, you may be living in the honeymoon phase, but soon that will change. You will quickly find that worse sometimes comes before the better in certain situations. But it’s worth all of the work to get to that point, where life is good and you can remember all of the hard work you have gone through to get to this point. The best of times also give you great memories to remember when you are struggling together as a couple. The good reminders will help you remember what the potential you have as a couple.
So look to these “for better or for worse” quotes about marriage to prepare for your wedding, your wedding vows and help you think about what the rest of your life with your partner has in store.
1. If it’s true love, it comes with more than just romance.
“True love isn’t always romantic … It’s a choice to love each other for better or worse, richer or poorer, and in sickness or health.” —Unknown
2. Love someone flaws and all.
“If you love somebody, you love them with their scars, their sadness and their flaws.” —Unknown
3. Marriage is about survival.
“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.” —Doug Larson
4. I will stick to you like glue.
“I will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.” —Robert Henri
5. If you take a lot of risks, be prepared for the outcome.
“I’m somebody who takes risks, for better or worse. Fortunately, most of them have been for the better!” —Sharon Lawrence
6. Marriage is something you do.
“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” —Barbara De Angelis
7. I will always hold your hand.
“For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do us part; I shall always hold your hand, I promise!” —Runa Changkkakoti
8. Cherish each other.
“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.” —Book of Common Prayer
9. Always face the consequences of your actions.
“We have to face those consequences head-on, for better or worse. We don’t get to erase them just by saying we didn’t mean to. Fate or not, our lives are still the results of our choices. I’m starting to think that when we don’t own them, we don’t own ourselves.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid
10. Don’t go looking for something better, because the best thing in life you have is what you have right now.
“Most people mess up something good, by looking for something better, just to end up with something worse.” —Unknown
11. Sometimes the better comes after the worse.
“I take you for better or worse. Even if the better comes after the worse.” —Sheila Wray Gregoire
12. Life is full of change.
“Life is a constant process of change, for better or worse.” —Shelley Winters
13. Marriage is working through everything together.
“Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being scared.” —William O. Douglas
14. Take it all with the good and the bad.
“The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
15. A true couple is in it for the long run and will not run when things start to get tough.
“I don’t want someone who’s just with me until things get a little too difficult, or something better comes along, or marriage isn’t as much fun as it used to be. I want the real thing – for better or worse, rich, poor, sickness, health, forever and ever, amen.” —Lisa Wingate
16. All of your struggles as a couple will make your relationship real.
“For better or worse, our future will be determined in a large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real.” —Mihaly Csiks Zentmihalyi
17. Laughing at your own expense takes out the tension of the day.
“For better or worse, there are few things so disarming as one who laughs well at her own expense.” —Amor Towles
18. Don’t take your partner for granted.
“Take each other for better or worse, but not for granted.” —Arlene Dahl
19. I will love you forever.
“Through thick or thin, for better or worse, till death do us part! I love you so much, honey!” —Unknown
20. To be a power couple, you can’t be strong all of the time.
“A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.” —Ashley Willis