When we think about the wonderful aspects of family life, we don't always picture the differences of opinions, inclinations, or behaviors between husbands and wives as strengths.
But in a recent Facebook post, Elder M. Russell Ballard shared an interesting message about the "divine differences" between men and women and how these differences work to help strengthen families.
When my wife and I attend various gatherings, occasionally young women come up to Barbara and say, “Oh, Sister Ballard, how did you ever marry an Apostle?” She sometimes will fire back, “He was not an Apostle when I married him!”
And she was right! We have grown and matured as a result of each other’s influence. This is a beautiful aspect of family life. The divine differences that exist between men and women are intentional and eternal.
Men and women have different gifts, different strengths, and different points of view and inclinations. That is one of the fundamental reasons why we need each other. It takes a man and a woman to create a family, and it takes men and women to carry out the work of the Lord in the Church. A husband and wife righteously working together complete each other.