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Celestial Marriages Are Driven Forth
June 22, 2017

“Driven Forth” Marriages and Families

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 18: 8

“driven forth”

If you want a powerful Celestial Marriage you must be “driven forth.” What does “driven forth” mean in marriage and family?

It means work! In every strong marriage the husband and wife invested deeply in the relationship. For it to flourish, both must give all they have. Powerful and Celestial marriages don’t just happen, but only those who are driven forth.

A “driven forth” marriage doesn’t take their relationship for granted. Each partner works hard each day to build on their foundation of love. They do it by little things and sometimes big things, but mostly the little.

Love is both a noun (what we feel) and a verb (what we do). Jesus Christ is the perfect example of this. He certainly didn’t feel good when He was in Gethsemane paying for our sins. But He loved anyway. We must also love when we don’t feel like it, when we are irritated and stressed. If all we do is show love when we feel romantic feelings we will have a very shallow and superficial marriage.

Additionally, exaltation is impossible without eternal marriage and Satan knows this and is doing everything possible to destroy it.

Therefore, you can’t have a powerful marriage by following the trends of the world. Doing what everyone else is doing is dangerous.

A 50/50 Marriage

A 50/50 marriage doesn’t work!

Giving 50% almost always results in frustration. This is because you never give 50% even though you think you are. And, you discredit your spouse for not giving enough but who in reality is giving a lot more than you think. Another reason shooting for 50% doesn’t work is because life is difficult. Some of the most powerful and influential people in my life went through very tough challenges even bouts of depression. They pulled through it and their wives had to carry 85% of he load.

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