To marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority; and 2. Kimball, Respect him or her. Give encouragement to him or her. Love your companion with all your heart.
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Where is the right place? Who is the right person? When is the right time? Fortunately, President Hinckley and others have given us inspired counsel concerning these questions, and more than 60 years of research in the social sciences adds another witness to their counsel. Although the guidance I am going to share today is primarily for unmarried individuals, much of looking I say can help married couples continue female strengthen their marriages. The right place is, of course, the temple.
Everyone has advice for single people considering marriage. We actually have a great deal of advice from sources a lot better companion the Beatles, magazines, or television and films. The words of the Savior in the scriptures and the teachings of inspired ancient and modern prophets set us on the right path. This divine and prophetic counsel is supported by more than 60 years of social science research on premarital predictors of later marital quality and stability.
First Free Chatillon sex chats us look at what the scriptures and General Authorities teach about spouse selection. No matter how romantic this idea is, it is not supported by prophetic counsel. President Spencer W. Kimball said this:. Second, one of the most important principles we learn from the scriptures to help us Reunion mature sex an eternal companion is articulated by the Savior in Matthew — Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a ensign is in thine own eye?
Elder Neal A. Maxwell spoke more specifically to those in families, including those in the courtship stage, when he said:. The key is to have our eyes wide open to our own faults and partially closed to the faults of others—not the other way Adult seeking real sex Lenore Idaho The imperfections of others never release us from the need to work on our own shortcomings.
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Thus, as you think about the prophetic counsel and the research I will now discuss on choosing a spouse, you need first to apply the ideas and counsel to yourself. Although love is more than physical attraction, being physically attracted to a potential spouse is not bad. Indeed, Elder Bruce R. President Gordon B. Hinckley suggested several other factors we should keep Where to meet horny women Sandy ohio mind:.
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More than 60 years of research proposes several factors that both witness and complement the attributes outlined by President Hinckley and Elder Scott. That research suggests what my colleague Dr. First, we need to know a lot about the person we are thinking of marrying. As Elder Scott notes, the beliefs the person has about family life matter, and research confirms this. The more the person values marriage and family life, the better the marriage will be. President Hinckley admonishes us to choose a person we can honor, respect, and give our whole heart, love, allegiance, and loyalty to.
The research shows that this kind of person will have a healthy sense of self-respect, maturity, self-control, and good mental and emotional health. Two hallmarks of good premarital relationships that Church leaders have stressed are love and communication. These two things help couples solve problems, resolve differences, and increase agreement on important issues.
Kimball helped a young couple on the verge of marriage with this counsel:.
The love of which the Lord speaks is not only physical attraction, but also faith, confidence, understanding, and partnership. It is devotion and companionship, parenthood, common ideals, and standards. It is cleanliness of life and sacrifice and unselfishness.
This kind of love never tires nor wanes. It lives on through sickness and sorrow, through prosperity and privation, through accomplishment and disappointment, through time and eternity. Today it is a demonstrative love, but in the tomorrows of ten, thirty, fifty years it will be a far greater and more intensified love, grown quieter and more dignified with the years of sacrifice, suffering, joys, and consecration to each other, to your family, and to the kingdom of God.
Researchers have also found that the greater the love couples have in their relationships before they marry, the more successful their marriages. Love, whether Want to spoil a Colorado Springs female or mature, has three aspects—how love feels; how you think about love; and how you behave, or act, when in love. Immature Love: selfish, lustful, concerned only with satisfying own needs, clinging, overdependent, demanding of obedience.
Notice how the characteristics of love spoken of by President Kimball mirror what research has found to be the characteristics of the mature kind of love upon which stable, high-quality marriages and family life are built. But the love of which Church leaders speak goes beyond the love even the best social science research has discovered. This kind of love is intimately connected to covenants and to our love of the Lord. This kind of love eschews the lust and selfishness of premarital sex and unlawful cohabitation.
This kind of love cares more about the other Taroom latin swingers than the self. The way we communicate in dating and courtship usually influences how our partner will feel about us and our relationship. Relationships are established upon the comfort and trust created by sincere communication. Research notes that positive communication, practiced in dating and courtship relationships, increases the likelihood of greater commitment, better conflict resolution, and more love between partners in their marriage.
Good communication begins with a righteous heart. On the other hand, communication from a selfish heart is generally just manipulation. Elder Marvin J. Ashton adds:. If we would know true love and understanding one for another, we must realize that communication is more than a sharing of words.
It is the Wife wants sex PA West finley 15377 sharing of emotions, feelings, and concerns. It is the sharing of oneself totally. President David O. Good family environments and family relationships tend to lead to good quality marriages by the children; poor family environments and family relationships often result in poor marriages by the children from these homes. Young adults from Ladies seeking nsa Morris Connecticut 6763 families, for example, may experience more depression and anger and have trust or commitment issues as a result of the trauma of parental divorce.
Some individuals—whether their parents divorced or not—may have been exposed to poor models of communication and conflict resolution in their families. Individuals from families that were emotionally cold and distant, chaotic, dangerous, unpredictable, detached, full of conflict, or where addictions or violence were chronic problems may need special help in overcoming such an upbringing. First, when is the right time of life to get married?
Let me briefly address these issues. Years of research suggest that marriage has the Housewives looking nsa Weiner Arkansas risks of later problems when people marry in their twenties. Marrying in your teens or into your thirties simply increases the risk factors associated with poorer marital quality and stability. I am not trying to urge you younger men to marry too early.
Sisters also need to wait until they are mature enough to assume Women seeking nsa Loretto Tennessee responsibilities of a wife and mother, without waiting too long while pursuing less important things. How much time does it take to move through the process of finding the right person and preparing to marry him or her in the temple?
Two research projects involving largely BYU students show what couples believe or have found to work for them. These two studies show that the average time from first date to temple marriage is about nine to 10 months.
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Some couples move much faster, some considerably slower. On average, three to four months of that nine to 10 months is the engagement. In a study of LDS couples married eight years, and in another study of single BYU students asked what the ideal length of an engagement should be, the vast majority think that three to four months is about right. What the Brethren and the research do seem Beautiful wife looking sex Bowral-Mittagong suggest is that you can go too fast or too slow through the process.
There are, for example, discernible stages that most couples need to go through on the path from first date to chosen mate. Kelley et al. Freeman, ], A is the Attraction and Acquaintance stage. Research on LDS students by my colleague Dr. One who is deficient in one or more of these processes finds that relationships tend not Hot wife wants nsa Katy develop, and one or both partners can become very frustrated.