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What the Wives of the 12 Apostles Have Said About Their Husbands


Elder David A. Bednar

After serving as a full-time missionary in Germany, Elder Bednar met his wife, Susan Kay Robinson, at BYU. The two were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1975.

Elder and Sister Bednar

Elder and Sister Bednar at Face to Face Event in 2015. Photo from lds.org.

Sister Bednar articulated Elder Bednar's qualities well when she stated,

People who know him well would say that he’s tough but tender. He’s competent and compassionate. He’s driven yet discerning. He’s faithful and fearless. He has a great capacity to lead and the wisdom to follow.

Elder and Sister Bednar at US Airforce Academy

The Bednars pose for a picture after speaking at the U.S. Airforce Academy. Photo from lds.org.

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Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder Cook knew his wife, Mary Gaddie Cook, when they were attending high school: when he was elected as student-body president, Mary was elected as vice president. They were married in the Logan Temple in November 1962.

Elder and Sister Cook on their wedding day

Elder and Sister Cook on their wedding day. Image from LDS Living.

In a Mormon Channel interview with Sheri Dew, Sister Cook described her husband's qualities:

. . . [H]is love for the Lord stands out supremely. But accompanying that is his integrity. He’s very sensitive to others and is kind and good, but he is honest…. His integrity is just part of who he is.

Elder and Sister Cook

Sister and Elder Cook posing for a photo. Image from mormonchannel.org.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Upon returning from his mission in Argentina, Elder Christofferson attended BYU, where he met Kathy Jacob. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1968, a year before their graduation. 

Elder and Sister Christofferson on their wedding day

Elder and Sister Christofferson with their parents on their wedding day. Photo from LDS Living.

In the words of Kathy Christofferson:

He's always been a person who is concerned about everybody. He's worked diligently with some people who have had real spiritual needs or other needs to try to bring them back or keep them steady and give them some reason to hope.

Elder and Sister Christofferson

Elder Christofferson and his wife, Kathy, in Guatemala. Photo from lds.org
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