Feb 12, 2011

Sunday Thought - Love and Marriage

I'm very sad when I say I know far too many people who divorced last year, are in the process of getting divorced, or are planning to divorce.  It is extremely heart breaking.

Therefore, I would like to announce to all of my friends and family that I will accept no divorces this year.  You're just going to have to stick it out until next year.  My psyche can't take it.  

This year you're just gonna have to STAY IN LOVE!!!

That is all.

"Scripturally, the Lord is very clear with us on this doctrine--you can't "fall out of love," because love is something you decide.  Agency plays a fundamental role in our relationships with one another.  This being true, we must make the conscious decision that we will love our spouse and family with all our heart, soul, and mind; that we will build, not "fall into," strong, loving marriages and families.  "Don't just pray to marry the one you love. Instead, pray to love the one you marry."  
(Elder Lynn G. Robbins, "Agency and Love in Marriage", Ensign 2000)

Now have a happy Valentines Day!
(That's an order!)


Linz said...

Thank you. I love this post. Happy Valentine's day!

Bartimaeus said...

If every husband and every wife would constantly do whatever might be possible to ensure the comfort and happiness of his or her companion, there would be very little, if any, divorce. Argument would never be heard. Accusations would never be leveled. Angry explosions would not occur. Rather, love and concern would replace abuse and meanness. (Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Women in Our Lives,” Ensign, Nov 2004, 82–85)

Anonymous said...

Emily...no comment.

LaLa said...

Yes, please! A year with no loved ones divorcing!!

LaLa said...

Yes, please! A year with no loved ones divorcing!!