I cried through almost all of this talk when I first heard it on General Conference Sunday back in April. It was such a sweet talk, so sincere and heartfelt. You could just tell how much Elder Scott loves his late wife and how much he misses her. It was also a wonderful reminder of how importance day-to-day kindness is in family relationships.
“The Eternal Blessings of Marriage” by Elder Richard G. Scott
He told lots of stories that were filled with examples of love and service. As I listened and read, I knew that there are things I can do better to show my love for my husband. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
Two of the vital pillars that sustain Father in Heaven’s plan of happiness are marriage and the family. Their lofty significance is underscored by Satan’s relentless efforts to splinter the family and to undermine the significance of temple ordinances, which bind the family together for eternity.
As a mother you have been given divine instincts to help you sense your child’s special talents and unique capacities. With your husband you can nurture, strengthen, and cause those traits to flower.
I think one of the reasons that we are counseled to get married early in life is to avoid developing inappropriate character traits that are hard to change.
How about you? What were the main points that you felt like were take-away principles from this talk? Share your thoughts and conversation in the comment thread below. If you’re new to GCBC, check out the club here.