an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion.
I am satisfied that a happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is ____________________. (President Hinckley)
According to Kimball, every divorce is the result of _____________ on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract.
Proper approach toward marriage; choosing a spouse who is near perfection and then marrying in the temple.
What is the first of the four ingredients Kimball gives for a successful marriage?
great unselfishness, putting the family first
What is the second of the four ingredients Kimball gives for a successful marriage?
What is the third of the four ingredients Kimball gives for a successful marriage?
living the commandments
What is the fourth of the four ingredients Kimball gives for a successful marriage?
According to President Kimball, "Soul mates are ______ and an _________."
same racial, economic, social, and educational background generally, but above all, the same religious background, without question.
Paraphrase President Kimball's feelings and counsel on interracial marriages, socioeconomic differences, educational background, and religious background.
Love is like a ________, and, like the body, it needs constant feeding. (Kimball)
faithful observance of the commandments of the Lord.
To be really happy in marriage, one must have a continued __________________.
A man received two keys as his inheritance: one to a vault and the other to a safe in the vault. The treasure in the safe would replenish itself eternally if he used it worthily. However, the safe had two locks on it and he could not open it just with his key. Then a woman came with her own key. Together, they could open the safe. They made covenants together; he would guard the vault, she would guard the treasure in the safe. They could pass their treasure to their children, but they needed to find their own companion. They taught their children about keys and covenants. Some children tried to change their keys so that they wouldn't have to share their treasure, but then they lost their inheritance. The ones who used their treasure worthily were blessed eternally.
Summarize the parable of the Keys.
Where in the scriptures do we find the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife?
They discourage tattoos and piercing for non-medical reasons. They don't take a stand on women piercing their ears for only one pair of earrings.
What is the First Presidency's stand on tattoos and piercing?
Decide now to be chaste
What is the first of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
Control your thoughts
What is the second of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
pray for the power to resist temptation
What is the third of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
If you are married, avoid flirtations of any kind
What is the fourth of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
If you are married, avoid being alone with members of the opposite sex whenever possible.
What is the fifth of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
For single and dating members, plan constructive dates so you always have something to do besides share physical affection.
What is the sixth of six steps that President Benson gives to "prevent and prepare"?
The adversary is ______ toward all who have the power to beget life. He is ________.
Revelation received to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple. Moses, Elias, and Elijah all came and bestowed their keys.
What is taught in D&C 110?
You cannot enter into the celestial kingdom without the covenant of marriage. All spirit is matter.
What is taught in D&C 131?
Those who marry in the covenant will come forth in the first resurrection; they shall be gods with angels to serve them; three types of marriages
What are the three types of marriages found in section 132?
Civil - to husband and wife; celestial - to god
Who do you make covenants with in a civil marriage? Celestial?
Who restored celestial marriage to Joseph and Oliver in the Kirtland Temple?
It would seem that a major underlying cause of divorce is in not understanding that marriage and families are ________ and ________. (Haight)
Divorce can never really be _______. (Haight)
Latter-day Saints need not ______—there are solutions to marriage problems. (Haight)
'just cause' should be nothing less serious than a prolonged and apparently irredeemable relationship which is destructive of a person's dignity as a human being.
What is just cause for divorce according to President Faust?
The principle of self-reliance is ______ as well as temporal. (Packer)
When discussing problems, learn to solve it on your own. Ponder it, meditate on it. Then go to the Lord. If help is still needed, seek family advice. If all routes are exhausted, seek help from your bishop. The Church welfare program can also apply in your emotional and spiritual life: develop independence, industry, thrift, self-reliance, and self-respect; with work as a ruling principle in your life.
Briefly discuss how we can apply the principle of temporal welfare to solving marital problems.
The Wolf of Natural Adversity, Personal Imperfection, and Excessive Individualism
According to Elder Hafen, what are the three kinds of wolves that test marriages?
The hireling works only when he receives something in return. When the hireling sees a wolf he flees because he doesn't care about the sheep. The shepherd would lay down his life for the sheep. Many people today marry as hirelings. And when the wolf comes, they flee.
Discuss the difference between the covenant marriage and the contractual marriage of the world using the analogy of the shepherd and the hireling.
everyone and everything: everything social, occupational, or political; no interest nor person nor thing should ever take precedence
Cleave unto wife and none else. None else includes_______________ (Hunter)
independently of or without regard to the feelings and counsel of his wife
President Hunter indicates that it is unrighteous dominion for a husband to make decisions ___________
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous __________. (Benson)
disobedience, selfishness, contention, faultfinding, gossiping, backbiting, murmuring, living beyond our means, envying, coveting, withholding gratitude, and being unforgiving and jealous.
Know the different manifestations of pride in relationships.
Remember the importance of marriage
What is the first of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Pray for the success of your marriage
What is the second of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Listen to your spouse
What is the third of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Avoid ceaseless pinpricking
What is the fourth of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Keep your courtship alive
What is the fifth of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Be quick to say "I'm sorry"
What is the sixth of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Live within your means
What is the seventh of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Share home and family responsibilities
What is the eighth of the eight practical suggestions that Christensen gives that can strengthen marriages?
Elder Holland suggests that ______ is usually the metaphor for sexual relationships.
how one gets into this world and how one gets out of it.
Clearly God's greatest concerns regarding mortality are _______________. (Holland)
the body and spirit
What is the Soul?
Atonement of Christ
In exploiting the body of another—which means exploiting his or her soul—one desecrates the ___________, which saved that soul and which makes possible the gift of eternal life.
a shared relationship between them and their Father in Heaven.
Sexual intimacy is not only a symbolic union between a husband and a wife—the very uniting of their souls—but it is also symbolic of ________________. (Holland)
Be at the crossroads, Be a real friend, Read to your children, Pray with your children, Be together at mealtimes, Teach your children
List six of the ten specific ways President Benson suggested that would help mothers be more effective in time spent with children.
Give father's blessings to children; Go on daddy/daughter dates and father/son outings with your children; Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings; Teach your children to work and set goals; Encourage good music and art and literature in the home; Regularly attend the temple with your wife.
List six of the ten specific ways that fathers can give spiritual leadership to their children.
Control, Connection, Conversion, Covenants
List the four C's of parenting.
Mutual respect, The soft answer, Financial honesty, Family prayer
List Hinckley's four cornerstones on which to establish and nurture your homes.
Don't confuse wants with needs; Avoid spoiling your children; Live modestly and avoid debt; Be generous in giving to others
List the four suggestions that Christensen gives in dealing with money.