Stephen Kendrick quotes

  • The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Unconditional Love #Love Is #Way

  • Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Marriage #Selfish #Hate

  • Love chooses to believe the best about people. It gives them the benefit of the doubt. It refuses to fill in the unknowns with negative assumptions. And when our worst hopes are proven to be true, love makes every effort to deal with them and move forward. As much as possible, love focuses on the positive.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Believe #Moving #Giving

  • There is an old story from the Eastern tradition that says that when the gods created the universe, they found a place for everything but the truth, and this created a problem, because the gods did not want this wisdom discovered right away. One of the gods suggested the top of the highest mountain, another the farthest star, a third spoke up for the dark side of the moon, and another for the bottom of the deepest ocean. Finally, they decide to place truth inside the human heart. In that way, we would search for it all over the universe, with the secret within us all the time.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Stars #Ocean #Heart

  • That word is 'willing.' It's an attitude and spirit of cooperation that should permeate our conversations. It's like a palm tree by the ocean that endures the greatest winds because it knows how to gracefully bend.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Inspirational #Attitude #Ocean

  • There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Unconditional Love #Stronger #Foundation

  • Nobody knows you as well as our spouse. And that means no one will be quicker to recognize a change when you deliberately start sacrificing your wants and wishes to make sure his or her needs are met.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Mean #Sacrifice #Wish

  • Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Patience #Mistake #Giving

  • You must choose to live by enouragement rather than by expectations.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Expectations #Live By

  • Selfishness is like a disease that suffocates our capacity to love. While love asks us to deny ourselves for the sake of another, selfishness demands we put ourselves first at their expense. When we choose to be self-centered, we become less kind and content—more needy, sensitive, and demanding. More unsatisfiable. Moodiness and impatience, laziness and irresponsibility, are only selfishness in disguise.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Self #Demand #Laziness

  • Your quality of life is directly tied to the amount of love flowing in you and through you to others. Though it’s often overlooked, love is infinitely more valuable than riches, fame, or honor. They will pass away, but love remains.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Love Is #Honor #Passing Away

  • The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional.
    -- Stephen Kendrick

    #Lasts #Way #Lifetime