Sunday, August 2, 2015

5 Questions For Your Marriage

Recently I read the talk given last general conference titled "We'll Ascend Together" by Linda K. Burton, and it had some key points I really wanted to share - In this talk she posed 5 questions that can test how often we intentionally speak kind words to each other:

  1. 1. 
    When was the last time I sincerely praised my companion, either alone or in the presence of our children?
  1. 2. 
    When was the last time I thanked, expressed love for, or earnestly pleaded in faith for him or her in prayer?
  1. 3. 
    When was the last time I stopped myself from saying something I knew could be hurtful?
  1. 4. 
    When was the last time I apologized and humbly asked for forgiveness—without adding the words “but if only you had” or “but if only you hadn’t”?
  1. 5. 
    When was the last time I chose to be happy rather than demanding to be “right”?
Now, if any of these questions lead you to squirm or feel a tinge of guilt, remember that Elder David A. Bednar has taught that “guilt is to our spirit what pain is to our body—a warning of danger and a protection from additional damage.”

(To read or view the whole talk click here or the title at the top of the page)

Heaven's slice is continually working on a healthy happy marriage.

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