The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.
When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.
All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family.
I love my family.
When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else.
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
I love children and I get along with them great. It’s just that I believe if you’re going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, ‘I want a family.’ I don’t feel that sense of urgency.
There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
It’s not that our family has no taste, it’s just that our family’s taste is inconsistent.
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.
The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.
I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.
We can’t just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems – devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers – and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration.
Basketball is my passion, I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That’s what’s important. I need my phone so I can keep in contact with them at all times.
I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.