Monday, November 26, 2012

Marriage IS Ordained of God

Another word for ordained would be commanded
It is a commandment of God to work on our marriages, be good to each other, forgive one another's weaknesses, look for the good in our spouses, to not be selfish ,
and to LOVE one another.
This week, I heard of yet another marriage break up. It has left me feeling hurt inside for this family: the  couple and their children.  This family was on the "least-likely-to-ever-in-a-million years-ever- get-a-divorce-or-even-come-close-to-it" list.  It has left me with so many questions...
HOW did it come to this?
WHAT could have possibly  happened...
that divorce was the solution?
Do we live in such a disposable society that even our marriages [even temple marriages] are replaceable?
We get sick of our hairstyles...we change them.
We get sick of our clothes...we replace them.
We want more current or matching furniture...We go buy new.
We re-paint, re-buy, take back, do many things.
Is that what so many think about their marriages? 
Are our marriages disposable??
I have NO idea whatsoever about the circumstances in any of the  situations. Some I know more than I may want to.  But no matter what, it is HEART BREAKING, and DEVASTATING!
"Marriage is perhaps the most vital of all the decisions and has the most far-reaching effects, for it has to do not only with immediate happiness, but eternal joys as well. It affects not only the two people involved, but also their families and particularly their children and their children’s children down through the many generations” Spencer W. Kimball
The most important choice we make in this life, is WHO we marry. Once we have made that choice, we need to do ALL we can to make it work.

 Choose our love and love our choice....for ever.

And make choices our entire lives that will reflect that desire to be together as a family and couple FOREVER.
Doctrine and Covenants 131:1-4:
1 In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees;
2 And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood[meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage];
3 And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.
4 He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase. 

·         Is your temple marriage important to you?

·       How committed are you to staying married and being true to your covenants?