The Divine Role of a Mother and a Father

“In His grand design, when God first created man, He created duality of the sexes. The ennobling expression of that duality is found in marriage. One individual is complementary to the other. As Paul stated, ‘Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord’ (1 Corinthians 11:11). There is no other arrangement that meets the divine purposes of the Almighty. Man and woman are His creations. Their duality is His design. Their complementary relationships and functions are fundamental to His purposes. One is incomplete without the other.”
– President Gordon B. HInckley
Throughout our lives in the LDS Church, we are reminded of the importance and the essential role that a man and a woman have in the family. It is when a mother and father raise their children in the face of God and with high standards that the children are surrounded by the greatest environment to grow and thrive towards our eternal goal.
Men and Women are greatly different and together complete each other. They each have differences that help to contribute to the family unit in a unique way. Men have a tendency to compartmentalize their lives. They see all the aspects of their lives as boxes. When they are at home, they focus only on what is in the family box. When they are at work or in church, they focus on those specific boxes and they make sure that those boxes do not touch.
Women on the other hand see connections to everything, the job is connected to the finances, the finances are connected to the quality of living, the quality of living is connected to the welfare of the children, ect… Women can more easily map out their decisions and the consequences or benefits that will come with their actions. They can take into consideration how each part of their lives will be affected. In the video The Tale of Two Brains by Mark Gungor, he describes the women’s brain like a ball of wire. Everything is connected to everything.
In the family unit, it is important to have each of these unique qualities to complete the family and draw them closer to each other. A man completes a woman just as a woman completes a man. With each other they become one and are able to grow from each other, and to strengthen each others weaknesses.
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