Wednesday, April 13, 2011
1. Where does the marriage take place?
2. Who will perform the marriage?
3. How long will the marriage last?
4. What will people be doing throughout eternity?
5. What will be the state of the family in eternity?
How important are the answers to these 5 questions! Do you want to lose your family after this life? Sometimes I think as young women they don't think about the difference between civil marriage and a temple marriage. I know growing up we were taught all about temple marriages and how important it was to be married in the temple but I really didn't understand the importance!
I cannot imagine living my life without my family. Knowing that I can have them with me forever is one the greatest gifts that I have received from my Heavenly Father.
This handout has two great quotes from the lesson. Another resource that I love it the 7th paragraph of
"THE FAMILY: A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD" it states:
"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed."
You can download the handout here.
Find the kits used here.