“Just as Jesus used a child in His mortal ministry as an example for the people of the pure love they must and could have to be like Him, He has offered us the family as an example of an ideal setting in which we can learn how to love as He loves. That is because the greatest joys and the greatest sorrows we experience are in family relationships. The joys come from putting the welfare of others above our own. That is what love is.”
-President Henry B. Eyring
Within the family, one of the most important things to help strengthen and support the family unit, is consistency. This helps to maintain a stable home life, helping the children find a place where they can count on to always be a place of love and comfort. This same concept applies to marriage, but in a slightly different way. When you are married, you and your spouse make a commitment to yourselves and to God. Fidelity in marriage helps to build trust and your love for each other will grow more and more each day.
In our world today, infidelity has taken a toll on many families. We have come to a point where it is more important now, than it has ever been before, to stand for what we know to be right and defend the family structure and standards. It is hard to find any movie worth watching any more because of the immoral content that our world thinks of as normal. It is sad seeing what damage that view can have on individuals, as well as couples and spouses.
If only people could see that the social stigmas and stereotypes of what marriage is, is destroying the meaning of the family, and degrading marriage as the “old chain and ball,” instead of a sacred companionship. Marriage is far too important to toss aside and ignore. Fidelity within our relationships and in our beliefs as well, our strength to persevere, and our love for each other will grow immensely because of the promises that we have made and kept with one another.