Building a Strong Eternal Marriage

From an article by Christopher Deaver


The Lord intends for marriage to last for eternity, but when trials and difficulties in life come, marriages can be challenged. Here are three thoughts to help build and strengthen our marriages to last:

  1. Focus on the Lord and each other. Commit to the things that invite the Spirit into your heart and home: attend the temple, pray fervently as a couple, and read the scriptures together.
  2. Build carefully. As we build our lives and our families, it matters what materials we use: our time, our efforts, and our choices. Build on a foundation that will last forever (see 3 Nephi 14:24–25). That foundation is Jesus Christ.
  3. Do what it takes. Building a marriage for eternity takes a lot of time and effort. If you struggle in life, family, or marriage, don’t give up! The Lord will strengthen you.

“Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).


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