Thursday, October 28, 2010
Temple marriages is something unique to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will talk more about other things that we can do in the Temples on a later date. The blessings that come from the temple are soo special. The blessing that I am focusing on today is marriages. One of the reasons temple marriages are so important is because of the Priesthood on the earth today we can seal things on earth as well as in heaven. So death can no longer separate our families. This is so important because when we find that special someone that we want to spend the rest of our lives with we will want nothing to separate us. So it is very important we make the right choice when choosing a mate. We need to look for someone with the same basic beliefs, someone you can talk to, to be your friend, and that you can laugh with. I have always thought of it as you will find someone that is your best friend, someone that when times get tough you would rather have them at your side than anyone else that you have met. Once you have found this person we should always go to the Lord for approval. Then you can be sealed. These are very sacred things that we are not supposed to discuss because they are so special. But just because you will be together forever doesn't mean things will be easy. Like all good things in life its something you have to work at. Its a team effort, we have to be in it to win it. There are so many things in the world today that are attacking the family. And many people often wonder where a safe haven could be. And this should be our homes. We should strive to do all we can to make sure there is love at home. That the members of your home feel safe and they know it is a place to discus things that are troubling. There is no one perfect way to do this but one good way to start is by having family prayer. There is a saying I heard growing up that says the family that prays together stays together. We must also read the scriptures and attend church together so that we may involve the Lord in all that we do. He is the ultimate source of wisdom and protection. I know these are true and will work because this is the way that i was raised and it helped me in more ways that I even realize. It also makes it a little less hard when we loose a loved one because we won't have to wonder if we will see them again. We can have the knowledge that we WILL see and BE with them again. This is my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.