"It is so very true that unless we put forth the effort that is needed to keep our family safe they will be gathered by the evil around us. We need to make sure that we are actively involved in our marriages and raising our families. We need to not only show up for church on Sunday but it needs to be taken further. We have to teach in our homes the importance of the gospel to our family and to each individual member of the home."
- Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, November 1980, 4 –
There is so much that is attacking our family from the outside. We need to take every opportunity we have to safe guard our family and keep them safe from the adversary. We need to make our homes and our marriages a safe haven for all of those involved. We need to make sure that our relationship with our spouse in a good example for our children. If they have an example of how a marriage is suppose to be then they will know what to strive for in their own lives.
“A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.”
- Dalin H. Oaks, May Ensign, Divorce
One of the first things that my husband and I talked about when we got married was that we were never going to let the word Divorce, the “D” word be part of our vocabulary. It would never be an option so it would never need to be talked about. If it is never to be an option then we would work together to overcome any obstacles in our way.
If we put Christ first in our marriages and strive to become like him we will have great marriages. It is when individuals put their needs before the needs of others and become selfish when marriages fall apart. The above quote is a perfect example of that. It does not require one to be perfect only to have the desire and to strive to become like Christ.