These LDS General Conference Talks about marriage are the best of the best! From advice to having a healthy marriage, to inspiration for growing and cherishing your family, these talks are perfect.
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1. Marriage and Family: Our Sacred Responsibility – W. Douglas Shumway
“In a society where marriage is often shunned, parenthood avoided, and families degraded, we have the responsibility to honor our marriages, nurture our children, and fortify our families.”
What is OUR personal responsibility when it comes to nurturing and caring for our marriage? This talk gives us a list of ways that we can do our best to maintain a strong, loving relationship with our spouse.
2. Loyalty – Gordon B. Hinckley
“Be loyal to the best that is in you. Be faithful and true to the covenants that are associated with the priesthood of God.”
There’s so much more to loyalty than just being faithful to your spouse. Gordon B. Hinckley talks about being loyal to the church, being loyal and true to ourselves, as well as our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
3. Eternal Marriage – F. Burton Howard
“If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. … It becomes special because you have made it so.”
Eternal marriage comes only if you are willing to enter into the covenants required of you, and do the work it takes to be worthy of the celestial glory you will be granted.
4. Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World – Robert D. Hales
“The choices you make—mission, education, marriage, career, and service in the Church—will shape your eternal destiny.”
I think we often think that the little things we do don’t make too much of a difference. Or even more common, I think a lot of young adults think that they will fix whatever the’re struggling with, or make desired improvements, in the future. This is a trap we should not fall into. It’s exactly what Satan wants us to do. We need to be wise about the choices we make each and every day.
5. It Is Not Good For A Man Or A Woman to Be Alone – Sheri L. Dew
“No marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose.”
Life is just better when we’re together. There’s something about being with the person you love, and working together to learn all of the lessons we were sent to this earth to learn. We just can’t get through these trials without the love and support of our spouse, and we weren’t meant to face them alone.
6. Nurturing Marriage – Russell M. Nelson
“Marriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully.”
Nurturing your marriage is one of the most important tasks we have to do. It effects our entire lives, in this life and the one after! Our relationship with our spouse effects our relationship with everyone else around us, especially our children.
7. Slow to Anger – Gordon B. Hinckley
“May the Lord bless you and inspire you to walk without anger.”
Patience is one of the most valuable skill sets a person can have. What a beautiful thing to be calm with your spouse and children when they need calming the most. Anger is contagious, but so is patience. If you remain calm and collected during an argument, odds are the other person isn’t going to stay angry for long.
8. Celestial Marriage – Russell M. Nelson
“[The] proclamation on the family helps us realize that celestial marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other relationship.”
Missing out on the chance at a celestial marriage would be detrimental to our eternal lives. Whatever the responsibilities asked of us in order to obtain this privilege, they are indeed worth it.
9. Marriage: Watch and Learn – L. Whitney Clayton
“The promises of the Lord are extended to all those who follow the pattern of life that builds happy, holy marriage relationships.”
Elder Clayton shares a few principles he has learned by watching and learning from other happy, healthy marriages throughout his life. These are sure to lead to a wonderful, loving relationship.
10. The Eternal Blessings of Marriage – Richard G. Scott
“The temple sealing has greater meaning as life unfolds. It will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment.”
The blessings are endless. There’s so much more than we could ever imagine. Why not do everything we can to obtain these blessings?
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