Friday, June 7, 2013


Marriage is hard, fun at times, yes, but it is hard work.  Anyone who tells you different is crazy.  There is a quote I have posted that says that "the husband is the head of the home and the wife the heart."  I struggle with trying to be the head on a daily basis.  Through this study I have realized that I need to work on being the heart and having kindness and love come through above everything else.  If I can show my husband that I love and accept him no matter what then hopefully he can begin to show those same things to our family.  I must be the motivator, and get the love pumping.

1. "Even a rickety marriage will serve good purpose as long as two people struggle to keep it from falling down around them."
Packer, Boyd K. "Marriage." General Conference April 1981.

2. "Marriage is not without trials of many kinds. These tests forge virtue and strength. The tempering that comes in marriage and family life produces men and women who will someday be exalted."
Packer, Boyd K. "Marriage." General Conference April 1981.

3. “The great plan of happiness” centers on family life. The husband is the head of the home and the wife the heart of the home. And marriage is an equal partnership ... Latter-day Saints are taught to love one another and to frankly forgive offenses."
Packer, Boyd K. "Guided by the Holy Spirit." General Conference April 2011

4."The old adage “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” is doubly important when it comes to expressing our love and affection—in word and in deed—to family members and friends. Said author Harriet Beecher Stowe, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
Monson, Thomas S. "In Search of Treasure." General Conference April 2013

5. "Experience teaches that in a marriage, for example, a steady stream of simple kindnesses, help, and attention do much more to keep love alive and nurture the relationship than an occasional grand or expensive gesture. That is not to say, brethren—you who are married—that your wife wouldn’t appreciate something new and really nice to wear or occasionally some other gift that expresses, with an exclamation point, how you feel about her (within the parameters, of course, of your miserable budget). It’s just that a constant, daily expression of affection, in both words and actions, is far more meaningful in the long run."
Christofferson, D. Todd. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread."

6. "Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad."

Holland, Jeffrey R. "Holland, Jeffrey R. "How Do I Love Thee?" BYU Devotional Feb. 2000  

7. "Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith—faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything—all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys—with another person."
Holland, Jeffrey R. "Holland, Jeffrey R. "How Do I Love Thee?" BYU Devotional Feb. 2000

8."Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done. More than gratitude began to grow in my heart. Testimony grew. I became ever more certain that our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. I felt more gratitude for the softening and refining that come because of the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ. And I grew more confident that the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance—even things we did not notice or pay attention to when they happened."
Eyring, Henry B. "O Remember, Remember." General Conference October 2007 

9. “May your homes be filled with peace, harmony, courtesy, and love. May they be filled with the Spirit of the Lord. May you nurture and nourish your testimonies of the gospel, that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of Satan.” 
Monson, Thomas S. "Until We Meet Again." General Conference, April 2013

10. “The ultimate end of all activity in the church is to see a husband and his wife and their children happy at home, protected by the principles and laws of the gospel, sealed safely in covenants of the everlasting priesthood.” 
Packer, Boyd K. "And a Little Child Shall Lead Them." General Conference, April 2012

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