What fantastic advice from the prophets about how to build healthy relationships with a spouse.
Building happy marriages is a topic that, lucky for us, the prophets address a lot. Here are just 10 golden nuggets of marriage advice they’ve shared over the years that we can (and should) put into practice right now.
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1. “Control your tempers”
This counsel comes from President Gordon B. Hinckley’s October 2007, Priesthood Session talk, Slow to Anger. It’s fantastic. Here’s an excerpt with both a plea and a promise:
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Now, my dear brethren, in closing I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out with words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. You will be much happier. You will do greater good. You will feel a sense of peace that will be wonderful.
2. “There are no harmless flirtations”
This one is from James E. Faust’s The Enriching of Marriage, a talk he gave in October 1977.
Our loyalty to our eternal companion should not be merely physical, but mental and spiritual as well. Since there are no harmless flirtations and no place for jealousy after marriage, it is best to avoid the very appearance of evil by shunning any questionable contact with another to whom we are not married.