“War is one of the greatest plagues that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge, in fact, is preferable to it. Famine and pestilence become as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence becomes as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence is the least evil of the three, and this therefore is why (King) David chose it, willing rather to fall into the hands of God than into those of pitiless man.” Martin Luther
“When arguing with your mate, discuss only the item that began the disagreement. Do not become historical, digging up long past hurts and wrongs. If you do, this will only harm the present, hinder the future, and drown your marriage in a bottomless sea of strife.”
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
“O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.”
“Those who raise hand against mate, children or elderly parents are devils incarnate. Have nothing to do with one such as this. Leave them alone in the dark dungeon they have constructed with their own two hands.” Elias the Teacher (The Angel of Antioch)
“My sons and daughters, there is no greater curse than a spouse who constantly criticizes and complains about their mate. Continuous torture in prison produces less suffering than a spouse such as this.” Elias the Teacher (The Angel of Antioch)