Engagment… er.. Engagement!

Dating and Marriage Series

Some Things we have Learned–Together, by Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland

Joseph F. Smith:

“I want the young men of Zion to realize that this institution of marriage is not a man-made institution. It is of God. It is honorable. … It is not simply devised for the convenience alone of man, to suit his own notions, and his own ideas; to marry and then divorce, to adopt and then to discard, just as he pleases. There are great consequences connected with it, consequences which reach beyond this present time, into all eternity, for thereby souls are begotten into the world, and men and women obtain their being in the world. Marriage is the preserver of the human race. Without it, the purposes of God would be frustrated; virtue would be destroyed to give place to vice and corruption, and the earth would be void and empty.”

“Chapter 20: The Eternal Union of Husband and Wife,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, 173

Elder Boyd K. Packer:

“The single purpose of Lucifer is to oppose the great plan of happiness, to corrupt the purist most beautiful and appealing experiences of life: romance, love, marriage, and parenthood.”

BKP Ensign Nov 1993

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I love this…

Joseph Smith:

“There has been a great difficulty in getting anything into the heads of this generation.  It has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn-dodger for a wedge, and a pumpkin for a beetle . Even the Saints are slow to understand”

(History of the Church,  6:184)

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Chas Hathaway is the author of the books Scripture Study Made Awesome, Marriage is Ordained of God, but WHO Came Up with Dating? and Giraffe Tracks. Learn more at chashathaway.com. Please participate in the conversation by adding comments and sharing with friends on the web!

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