Student Manual Readings

Building An Eternal Marriage Teacher Manual, (2003), viii–x


  1. Lesson 1:

    An Eternal Perspective

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

    • Selected Teachings from “Eternal Perspective” (81–82)

    • Selected Teachings from “Principles” (274–75)

    • “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge,” Elder Richard G. Scott (148–51)

  2. Lesson 2:

    The Joy of Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Happiness in Marriage” (133–35)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

  3. Lesson 3:

    Keeping the Sacred Covenant of Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Covenants and Ordinances” (38–40)

    • Selected Teachings from “Divorce” (73–74)

    • “Holy Spirit of Promise” (136)

    • “Covenant Marriage,” Elder Bruce C. Hafen (47–50)

  4. Lesson 4:

    Spirituality in Marriage

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

    • Selected Teachings from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (84–100)

  5. Lesson 5:

    Communication Fundamentals in Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Communication” (31)

  6. Lesson 6:

    Righteous Unity in Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Unity” (344–46)

    • Selected Teachings from “Selfishness” (304)

  7. Lesson 7:

    Traditions of the Fathers

    • Selected Teachings from “Traditions of the Fathers” (337–38)

    • “The Tradition of Their Fathers,” Elder Marion D. Hanks (339–41)

  8. Lesson 8:

    Intimacy in Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Intimacy in Marriage” (139–41)

    • “The Fountain of Life,” Elder Boyd K. Packer (141–46)

    • “The Ultimate Symbol of Total Union” and “A Symbol of the Relationship with God,” in “Personal Purity,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (234–35)

    • Selected Teachings from “Birth Control” (14–16)

    • “I Have a Question,” Dr. Homer Ellsworth (17–18)

  9. Lesson 9:

    Differences Inherent between Men and Women

    • Selected Teachings from “Differences Inherent between Men and Women” (63–65)

    • “For Time and All Eternity,” Elder Boyd K. Packer (66–70)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

    • Selected Teachings from “Equality of Men and Women” (79–80)

  10. Lesson 10:

    Men’s Divine Roles and Responsibilities

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

    • “To the Fathers in Israel,” President Ezra Taft Benson (203–6)

    • “Our Solemn Responsibilities,” President Gordon B. Hinckley (22–26)

    • “Being a Righteous Husband and Father,” President Howard W. Hunter (206–9)

  11. Lesson 11:

    Women’s Divine Roles and Responsibilities

    • Selected Teachings from “Women’s Divine Roles and Responsibilities” (347–49)

    • “To the Mothers in Zion,” President Ezra Taft Benson (352–57)

    • “Women of the Church,” President Gordon B. Hinckley (357–60)

    • “The Joy of Living the Great Plan of Happiness,” Elder Richard G. Scott (360–63)

    • “We Are Women of God,” Sister Sheri L. Dew (364–66)

  12. Lesson 12:

    Prioritizing Life’s Demands

    • Selected Teachings from “Priorities and Balance” (276–77)

    • “Keeping Life’s Demands in Balance,” Elder M. Russell Ballard (280–82)

    • “‘One Thing Needful’: Becoming Women of Greater Faith in Christ,” Sister Patricia T. Holland (366–72)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

  13. Lesson 13:

    Money and Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Finances” (115)

    • “One for the Money: Guide to Family Finance,” Elder Marvin J. Ashton (115–19)

    • “Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence,” Elder Joe J. Christensen (120–23)

  14. Lesson 14:

    Managing Temporal Resources

    • “To the Boys and to the Men,” President Gordon B. Hinckley (60–62)

    • Selected Teachings from “Debt” (59–60)

    • Selected Teachings from “Temporal Preparedness” (327–29)

  15. Lesson 15:

    Mothers’ Employment outside the Home

    • Selected Teachings from “Mothers’ Employment outside the Home” (237–40)

    • Selected Teachings from “Education” (77–78)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

  16. Lesson 16:

    Keeping Love Alive

    • Selected Teachings from “Marriage throughout the Years” (184)

    • Paragraph 7 of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83)

    • Selected Teachings from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (84–89)

    • “The Enriching of Marriage,” Elder James E. Faust (184–86)

    • “Hinckleys to Note 60th Anniversary” (186–87)

    • “How Do I Love Thee?” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (158–62)

    • “A Union of Love and Understanding,” Elder Marlin K. Jensen (162–66)

  17. Lesson 17:

    Respecting Your Spouse

    • Selected Teachings from “Abuse” (3–5)

    • “Healing the Tragic Scars of Abuse,” Elder Richard G. Scott (5–8)

  18. Lesson 18:

    Fidelity in Marriage

    • Selected Teachings from “Fidelity in Marriage” (111–14)

    • Selected Teachings from “Pornography” (264–67)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

  19. Lesson 19:

    Inasmuch As Parents Have Children in Zion

    • “Bear and Nurture Children,” in “The Great Plan of Happiness,” Elder Dallin H. Oaks (262)

    • “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (83–84)

    • Selected Teachings from “Parenthood: Creating a Gospel-Centered Home” (241–43)