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Dwelling Safely In Christ
August 10, 2018

Dwell Safely In Christ In Marriages And Families

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 22:28

“and people shall dwell safely in the Holy One of Israel if it so be that they will repent.”

It is not what we know but who we know. If we know Christ then nothing else matters. He is all knowing and all powerful, and nothing is too hard or impossible for Him.

Elder Uchtdorf said in his April 2018 General Conference talk;

In a figurative sense, we too are invited to “behold the man.” Opinions about Him vary in the world. Ancient and modern prophets testify that He is the Son of God. I do this too. It is significant and important that we each come to know for ourselves. So, when you ponder the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, what do you see? Those who find a way to truly behold the Man find the doorway to life’s greatest joys and the balm to life’s most demanding despairs.

So, when you are encompassed by sorrows and grief, behold the Man.

When you feel lost or forgotten, behold the Man. When you are despairing, deserted, doubting, damaged, or defeated, behold the Man.

He will comfort you.

He will heal you and give meaning to your journey. He will pour out His Spirit and fill your heart with exceeding joy. He gives “power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

When we truly behold the Man, we learn of Him and seek to align our lives with Him. We repent and strive to refine our natures and daily grow a little closer to Him. We trust Him. We show our love for Him by keeping His commandments and by living up to our sacred covenants.

In other words, we become His disciples.

His refining light saturates our souls. His grace uplifts us. Our burdens are lightened, our peace deepened. When we truly behold the Man, we have the promise of a blessed future that inspires and upholds us through the bends and bumps in life’s journey. Looking back, we will recognize that there is a divine pattern, that the dots really connect.

How does this relate to marriage and family?

Jesus Christ is the foundation to build a marriage upon. Marriages who seek after Christ are the happiest. There can be stress and worry because of challenges, and sometimes severe challenges. He took upon Him everything we could ever face in this life. The answer to every marital problem is to turn to Him.

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