John Eldredge Quotes

John Eldredge Quotes

We think you'll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That's what makes a woman come alive.

She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman. In one last flourish creation comes to a finish with Eve. She is the Master's finishing touch.

Wouldn't it help you to realize that you really do live in an epic if your life had a soundtrack?

I wasn't mean; I wasn't evil. I was nice. And let me tell you, a hesitant man is the last thing in the world a woman needs. She needs a lover and a warrior, not a Really Nice Guy.

The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her heart.

Shouting is obvious; not talking to each other slips by.

The intellectual support for UNBELIEF is about as stable as the stock market.

A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he find her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in him, she is enough.

Sometimes the idea of living as a hermit appeals to all of us. No demands, no needs, no pain, no disappointments. But that is because we have been hurt, are worn out.

Most of our addictions [shopping, food, bad relationships] as women flare up when we feel that we are not loved or sought after.

So you can't demand the broken to live as if they were whole. Discipline is not the issue; apply discipline and you'll make it worse. What is needed is healing.

When it comes to happiness, our soul is like a colander, a tire with a nail in it, our grandfather's memory. It feels like there is a homeless person inside of us, wandering around pushing a shopping cart.

It is not love to ignore your spouse's sin, or brokenness, or immaturity.

Marriage is the sanctuary of the heart. You have been entrusted with the heart of another human being. Whatever else your life's great mission will entail, loving and defending this heart next to you is part of your great quest.

We are, all of us, utterly committed and deeply devoted to our "style", our "way", our "approach to life." We have absolutely no intention of giving it up. Not even for love. So God creates an environment where we have to. It's called marriage.

If one of you is walking through a dark valley personally of course it affects the marriage. But it is not about the marriage.

God lures us into marriage through love and sex and loneliness, or simply the fact that someone finally paid attention - all those reasons that you got married in the first place. It doesn't really matter, he'll do whatever it takes. He lures us into marriage and then he uses it to transform us.

You live in a world at war. Spiritual attack must be a category you think in or you will misunderstand more than half of what happens in your marriage.

There is no greater place for damage (than marriage) because there is no greater place for glory.

Most men wait to move until victory is guaranteed.

The authors challenge that the marriage in which one cannot express disappointment has become an idol – The Thing that Cannot Be Questioned.

The years have simply reconciled us to the fact that we are all here for the transformation.

One of the great wonders of Christianity is that you were born into your times, to set your times aright.

Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.

You can't fight a battle you don't think exists.

We are created for adventure, and if we cannot find one, we start blowing things out of proportion so it feels like we have one.

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