Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Since I been here in Montana I have had the opportunity to enter into many homes of people from all walks of life. It has been very interesting to observe the different atmospheres. I have learned much about what makes a happy home. Of course I am no expert but I just wanted to share some of my insights on the subject of marriage.

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:18, 24). Man and woman are meant to be together and they are meant to be unified. Parents who work together in love to rear their children in righteousness are able to enjoy the blessing of having the Holy Ghost to help guide them.

Parents who live the gospel and teach their children about God in turn come closer to God. I've seen it illustrated this way:

As husband and wife get closer to God they also get closer together.

True happiness is to be found in eternal marriage not just 'til death do you part. This doctrine is found in the true gospel of Jesus Christ. President Hugh B. Brown gave a great talk entitled: The Latter-day Saint Concept of Marriage. I would suggest it.

No matter who you are whether you are married or single, the gospel of Jesus Christ can and will help you. I have seen it change individuals and families and I know it can help you too. There is truth in the adage: Families who pray together stay together.

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  1. With respect, Elder, you've offered no insight at all. You've simply regurgitated church doctrine. Do you have any real insight to share? What have you observed? Is this really your blog, or is it the church's blog? If it's yours, you should be offering your original thoughts on all these topics, with personalized examples. If this is merely a script to accompany your mission, then you should unequivocally say so.

    If you have anything of your own to contribute, I'm in.

  2. Andrew the biblical reference to that is "one Flesh" not one spirit. our earthly bodies are that of flesh not spirit how does flesh exist in heaven.

  3. since lds teachings say in order for a marriage to be an eternal marriage it must be done in the temple why is "temple marriage" never taught in the bible nor in the bom?



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