family quote

Each family is unique, and it is important to embrace that.

With the rapidly increasing divorce rate, building a stable and lasting family structure should be a top priority for all who are married.  To help in this task, Curated Quotes recently completed an article to compile a comprehensive list of quotes to inspiring and creating a strong and supportive family environment.

Fundamentally, a key to appreciating the members of your family is to remember that they are all gifts.  According to Dillon Burroughs, the key to this is that “when we think of our family, our spouse, parents, or children, let us see them as a gift from God.”  From there, it should be easier to “let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family,” as Mother Theresa urges.  This, in turn, allows for validity to be found in Lee Iacocca’s words of wisdom:  “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

With a bit of work, family can be the most stable force in life.  However, it certainly doesn’t come easily, but with effort, a family can create a welcoming and comforting environment, according to Anthony Liccione, as he says, “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”  This is done through a little home improvement, according to Bo Bennett, as individuals should all “spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward you family.”

If this structure is created, family can be relied upon for any task—great or small.  As Brad Henry says, “families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”  Through this, families hold an eternal connection; after all, “what greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories,” asks George Eliot.  Armed with this confidence, Frederick Buechner claims “you can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”  Family is supportive and challenging, providing a location for comfort, and the confidence to pursue one’s dreams.