In Helaman 5:12, every couple and individual can find solid counsel for building a lasting marriage relationship.
Like any couple, my husband and I have had disagreements during our marriage. But one incident stands out in my mind. I no longer recall the reason for our disagreement, but we ended up not speaking at all, and I remember feeling that it was all my husband’s fault. I felt I had done absolutely nothing for which I needed to apologize.
Happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion.
President David O. McKay observed that too many couples come to “marriage looking upon the marriage ceremony as the end of courtship instead of the beginning of an eternal courtship. … Love can be starved to death as literally as the body that receives no sustenance. Love feeds upon kindness and courtesy.”
The key to fixing my marriage was to learn to see my husband as the Savior saw him.
How important are money management and finances in marriage and family affairs? May I respond, “Tremendously.” … Money in the lives of Latter-day Saints should be used as a means of achieving eternal happiness. Careless and selfish uses cause us to live in financial bondage. We can’t afford to neglect personal and family involvement in our money management. God will open the windows of heaven to us in these matters if we will but live close to Him and keep His commandments
A celestial marriage requires, after the vows are taken, a continuing consecrated life of worthiness leading to happiness and exaltation. If we live the laws properly, we will, with another individual and with our family, be able to have a little heaven on earth. Something as wonderful as a celestial marriage doesn’t just happen.
That’s the advice from an increasing number of Latter-day Saints in India, who know that blessings come from going to the house of the Lord.
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