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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Between Man and Woman!!!

In "The Family: A Proclamation to the World", the First Presidency and Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints proclaimed that, "marriage between a man and woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children." This is one of the truths that I have come to know for myself. I looked up the meaning of the word "marriage" in the dictionary and this is one of the definitions I found, "the formal union of a man and woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife." It is really interesting that it said "between man and woman" and from the Proclamation we understand that if marriage is between as such then it is ordained of God. This then suggests that if it is not, then it is not of God. From the scriptures we are brought to an understanding that God woman was brought forth so that man would not have to be alone.

This then means that there are things that can only be accomplished or brought about when man and woman are brought together as husband and wife. After man was created, a commandment was given that they were multiply and replenish the earth. My understanding from this is that, it matters to our Heavenly Father that we have children within the bonds of matrimony. And yet in this age, it seems not to matter anymore to most when and under what circumstances children are brought into the world. But then that is a discussion for another day. It also seems to me like some have gotten so taken with the idea of finding themselves; getting a career and making a life for themselves first before anything else. To some the idea of getting married and having a family is so far down the priority list if it is even there; and then to those who do get married, it is not uncommon that having children is delayed for a number of reasons, most of which are selfish. What we fail to realize is that in making those decisions, we are delaying the progression of some of Heavenly Father's spirit children.

What we sometimes fail to realize is that marriage is not just a contract (specifically a temple marriage); it is a covenant between two people, and Heavenly Father. As such it should be approached with the most of reverence, respect and honor. Marriage is an eternal covenant!!

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