Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Marriage

  • "Your responsibility now is to be worthy of the person you want to marry. If you want to marry a wholesome, attractive, honest, happy, hardworking, spiritual person, be that kind of person. If you are that person and you are not married, be patient. Wait upon the Lord. I testify that the Lord knows your desires and loves you for your faithful devotion to Him. He has a plan for you, whether it be in this life or the next. Listen to His Spirit. “Seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand.” In this life or the next, His promises will be fulfilled. “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.”"

    —Robert D. Hales, "Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "God loves you as He loves each and every one of His children, and His desire and purpose and glory is to have you return to Him pure and undefiled, having proven yourselves worthy of an eternity of joy in His presence."

    —Ezra Taft Benson, "A Message to the Rising Generation", Ensign, November 1977
    Topics: Marriage

  • "None of us marry perfection; we marry potential. The right marriage is not only about what I want; it’s also about what she—who’s going to be my companion—wants and needs me to be."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "Husbands and wives are equal partners. They have different but complementary responsibilities."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "The Lord Is My Light"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "When was the last time I chose to be happy rather than demanding to be “right”?"

    —Linda K. Burton, "We'll Ascend Together"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "When divorce occurs, individuals have the obligation to forgive rather than to condemn, to lift and to help."

    — , "Divorce"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "Marriage presupposes total allegiance and total fidelity."

    —Spencer W. Kimball, "Chapter 18: Honorable, Happy, Successful Marriage"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "If you marry the right person at the right time and in the right place, you need not fear."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "The Greatest Generation of Young Adults"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "All who have been through divorce know the pain and need the healing power and hope that come from the Atonement."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Divorce"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "Let us be defenders of marriage as the Lord has ordained it while continuing to show love and compassion for those with differing views."

    —Bonnie Oscarson, "Defenders of the Family Proclamation"
    Topics: Marriage