Marriage and Divorce

A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.  —Dallin H. Oaks

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4 Comments

  1. Dave said,

    July 12, 2009 at 6:52 am

    What a wonderful video. I wish everyone would watch this video. I think the principles stated in this video could solve many of the marital problems that our society is failing to deal with properly.

  2. Mark said,

    July 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Joh 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

    Joh 1:29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

    Rev 22:18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

    Rev 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

    ( The Bible says, Jesus is the perfect sinless sacrifice to make atonement for you. )

    Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  3. beetlebabee said,

    July 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I agree Dave. I especially like the fact that it acknowledges that marriage is difficult and that we all have problems. No one is perfect. Short of endangering abuse, the best resolution to most marital problems is just to work them out one day at a time with a lot of love and kind patience.

  4. Urabus said,

    July 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

    It was a basic encouragement talk. It is true that most marriages fail because of selfishness. But I felt the talk fell short in the closing comments.
    Concluding that “whatever the outcome” and “just do the best you can” sells short the love and devotion needed for a lasting marriage. It is so open ended it leaves room for an infinite number of enterpretations and outcomes.

    Everyone has a different “best effort” in any given task or situation. Two people compete for a job and both give it their best effort. But one of the best efforts is in fact a better one, and that one gets the job. Preperation and training play an important role in those best efforts. For the person that did not get the job, their best effort is in need of some improvement.

    It is the same improvement that is needed in a failing marriage. Some people “feel” that they are doing their best, but fall short in their personal and spiritual training to really do that. A married person that has made it their life goal to manifest the nine qualities of Gods spirit is in a much better possition to do “their best” than someone who has not. Those nine qualities of love, joy, peace, kindness, mildness, goodness, faith, longsuffering and self control, are the building blocks of an individuals personality. The extent to which a person manifests those qualities will largely determine how good their best effort is to build a loving and lasting marriage. Idealy, these qualties should be well founded in an individual before entering into a life long marriage commitment. My wife and I both used those nine God given qualities 27 years ago as THE guidline for our choice in such a beautiful union of a man and woman.

    There are those that do not acknowledge God that still manifest those qualities and they also have life long marriages. But it is only because they did develope those God given qualities that they succeeded, even though they do not give credit to the one the gave them that ability.


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