“When you are married, be fiercely loyal to one another.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley (former president/ prophet of TCOJCOLDS; deceased)
“Once you commit to being married, your spouse becomes your soul mate, and it is your duty and responsibility to work every day to keep it that way.”
-Dieter Uchtdorf (2nd counselor in the First Presidency of TCOJCOLDS)
For my married friends (or even those who are in committed relationships),
how can you be fiercely loyal to your chosen soulmate?
Also, any tips on joining the club?
be fiercely loyal in marriage…
I do not think that anymore.
Still believe strongly in chastity!
Still believe that people should wait to live together (and all that implies :)) ’til after they are married.
In Spanish, “casarse” means “to get married.” “Casa” means house. So to live together in the same house means you are married!
With today’s high divorce rates and broken families, I understand why some people would be hesitant to commit to marriage, thus delaying it, or even avoiding it altogether.
Ironically, statistical evidence has repeatedly shown that people who cohabitate are actually MORE likely to get divorced (and have other problems as well)
More to come on these ideas.
I’ve had a few people respond to some of my posts in ways that make me think that THEY think I hate myself. Posts about bad makeup or being single or whatever. I appreciate your concern, and also know that even with such a flavorful writer’s voice as mine, it can be hard to read emotion via technology. But please know that I am happy! This is not me fishing for compliments. This is not me rejecting compliments either 🙂
If I didn’t have the confidence to poke fun at my insecurities, I wouldn’t do it. And here’s the thing. The sweet spot that I’ve gotten to has made it so that my insecurities lessen (and even sometimes disappear!) when I find the humor in them.
So put that in your pipe and smoke it!