Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How to Build a Strong & Satisfying Marriage

The following points and quotes are from “Marriage: Watch & Learn,” by Elder L. Whitney Clayton, April 2013 General Conference.
1-   The best marriage partners regard their marriage as priceless.

“I have observed that in the happiest marriages both the husband and wife consider their relationship to be a pearl beyond price, a treasure of infinite worth.”

2-   Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of happy eternal marriages.

“Strengthening faith strengthens marriage. Faith grows as we keep the commandments, and so do the harmony and joy in marriage.”

3-   Repentence & humility build happy marriages.

“Spouses who regularly conduct honest self-examination and promptly take needed steps to repent and improve experience a healing balm in their marriages.”

4-   Terrific marriages are completely respectful, transparent and loyal.

“…husbands and wives work side by side in doing the most important work there is—the work we do in our own homes.”

5-   Successful couples love each other with complete devotion.

“The happiest marriages I have seen radiate obedience to one of the happiest commandments—that we ‘live together in love.’”