Monday, February 1, 2016

Marriage is Ordained of God--February 2016 Visiting Teaching Message

Can you believe that it's February already?  I think the visiting teaching message--"Marriage is Ordained of God"--is perfect for this Valentine's month.  

Marriage is a covenant, a promise between husband, wife, and God. I loved the quote in the lesson by David A. Bednar:
“The Lord Jesus Christ is the focal point in a covenant marriage relationship. … [Imagine that] the Savior is positioned at the apex of [a] triangle, with a woman at the base of one corner and a man at the base of the other corner. Now consider what happens in the relationship between the man and the woman as they individually and steadily ‘come unto Christ’ and strive to be ‘perfected in Him’ (Moroni 10:32). Because of and through the Redeemer, the man and the woman come closer together.”
I decided to use part of that quote to make a handout.  It is sized for a 4x6 print.  


I know that when I say my prayers and read my scriptures daily, I find that it is easier to be kind, loving, patient, and service-oriented. Those traits help me to be a better wife, mother, and individual.  

What helps you to 'draw unto Christ', and how does that strengthen your relationships with others?

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Thanks for the strengthening influence of Jesus Christ, and for marriage.


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4 comments:

  1. The reason marriages fail is that the couple fails to invite Christ into their home and into their marriage.

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  2. One line from The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." I believe that is true.

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  3. I have a dear friend and she and her husband have matching triangle tattoos. WHile I am not as religious as most I do truly love my husband!

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    1. Matching triangle tattoos--I've never seen that! I wonder if it holds the same meaning for them.
      While I do believe that the closer we align ourselves to Christ, the happier we are and the stronger our relationships are, I also recognize that there are MANY good people who do not claim to be religious and/or Christian. The principles they live by are in harmony with the teachings of Christ, and so they naturally enjoy the blessings that come from observing a Christ-like life. Your blog posts are evidence of your love of family, and of your good heart--no matter how religious you are. Thanks for your comment!

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!