Though Scripture is supreme, here are also some great quotes on the idea of the sweet gift of marriage from the book 8 Woman of Faith, by Michael Haykin.
- Thomas Adams, a renowned puritan preacher from the mid-seventeenth century, said: “There is no such fountain of comfort on earth as marriage.”
- William Gouge, a London Puritan and participant at the Westminster Assembly, said of marriage: “No such help can man have from any other creature as from a wife, or a woman, as from a husband.”
- From the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 25.2, reads “Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife, for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue, and of the church with an holy seed; and for preventing uncleanness.”
- Richard Baxter, another Puritan preacher, and an author states: “It is a mercy to have a faithful friend, that loveth you entirely, and is as true to you as yourself, to whom you may open your mind and communicate your affairs, and who would be ready to strengthen you, and divide the cares (of life with you)…and help you bear your burdens, and comfort you in your sorrows, and be the daily companion of your lives, and partaker of your joys and sorrows. And it is a mercy to have so near a friend to be a helper to your soul; to watch over your and tell you your sins and dangers, and to stir up in you the grace of God, and to remember to you of the life to come, and cheerfully accompany you in the way of holiness.”