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February 2016 Visiting Teaching Lesson: "Marriage is Ordained of God"

Prophets, apostles, and leaders continue to “solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan.”

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, said: “Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation. If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!”

Read the full message on lds.org

Supplemental Reading: In April 2011, Elder Richard G. Scott gave a talk called The Eternal Blessings of Marriage. He says that the temple sealing will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment.

"Two of the vital pillars that sustain Father in Heaven’s plan of happiness are marriage and the family. Their lofty significance is underscored by Satan’s relentless efforts to splinter the family and to undermine the significance of temple ordinances, which bind the family together for eternity. The temple sealing has greater meaning as life unfolds. It will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment in mortality."

Read the rest of the talk on lds.org

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