LDS Quotes on Marriage

“We build our marriages with endless friendship, confidence, integrity, and by administering and sustaining each other in our difficulties.”

James E. Faust  |  The Enriching of Marriage

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“Adam wandered alone in the glorious Garden in Eden, which he had dressed and adorned… for sin was not yet in the world. Through all this magnificence Adam wandered, lonely, unsolaced, uncompanioned, the only being of his kind in the whole world, his life unshared in a solitude of exquisite elegance, and, what was of far greater moment, his mission, as he knew it to be, impossible of fulfillment, except the Father gave him an helpmeet.”

J. Reuben Clark  |  Selected Papers on Religion, Education, and Youth

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“I have strong feelings about what is not provocation for breaking the sacred covenants of marriage. Surely it is not simply ‘mental distress’ or ‘personality differences’ or having ‘grown apart’ or having ‘fallen out of love.’ This is especially so where there are children.”

James E. Faust  |  Conference Report, Apr. 1993, 46; or Ensign, May 1993, 36–37

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“Keep yourselves above any domineering or unworthy behavior in the tender, intimate relationship between husband and wife. Because marriage is ordained of God, the intimate relationship between husbands and wives is good and honorable in the eyes of God. He has commanded that they be one flesh and that they multiply and replenish the earth.”

Howard W. Hunter

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“Tenderness and respect—never selfishness—must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife. Each partner must be considerate and sensitive to the other’s needs and desires. Any domineering, indecent, or uncontrolled behavior in the intimate relationship between husband and wife is condemned by the Lord”

Howard W. Hunter  |  Conference Report, Oct. 1994, 68; or Ensign, Nov. 1994, 51

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“There is nothing more noble or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye and keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”


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“Dating has become the accepted form of social recreation for the purpose of getting acquainted before young people can safely have a serious interest in each other. Because the selection of a mate in life is so extremely important, we should intelligently seek the experiences which will help us to make that great decision”

Howard W. Hunter  |  Youth of the Noble Birthright, pp. 101-109. Salt Lake City, 1960

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