How Can We Show That We Love Our Spouse?

Help Each Other …


Elder Jeffrey R. Holland teaches about the love and support husbands and wives should share.

“One of the great purposes of true love is to help each other,” he says. “We can endure almost anything if we have someone at our side who truly loves us, who is easing the burden and lightening the load. … Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship.”

And he adds: “It is a real act of faith—faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything—all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys—with another person.

“True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves,” Elder Holland says. “That is Christ’s great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships.”

Good Parenting


This article is from the teachings of the Prophets and Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entitled Today’s Family: Love Your Wife

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