I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know who I am. I know God's plan. I'll follow him in faith. I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I'll honor his name. I'll do what is right; I'll follow his light. His truth I will proclaim.

I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'd like that

"The family proclamation states that a husband and wife should be equal partners. I feel assured that every wife in the Church would welcome that opportunity and support it. Whether it occurs or not depends upon the husband. Many husbands practice equal partnership with their companion to the benefit of both and the blessing of their children. However, many do not. I encourage any man who is reluctant to develop an equal partnership with his wife to obey the counsel inspired by the Lord and do it. Equal partnership yields its greatest benefit when both husband and wife seek the will of the Lord in making important decisions for themselves and for their family."

Richard G. Scott, "Honor the Priesthood and Use It Well," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 45–46

I have received similar personal counsel myself. And I look forward to the opportunity to someday have a chance to work side by side  with my husband. Until that day, I know to look for and befriend the kind of young men who do treat me equally. I also must learn how to not be a dominating personality myself. To know how to compromise. To be understanding. More open-minded. To admit when I'm wrong. To not be afraid to change what needs changing. And learn to do and to be all those things that will help me be work with my husband in an equal relationship and partnership.

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