The purpose of a man is to love a woman

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For nearly five years, I have had the blessing of serving with Relief Society sisters and priesthood leaders from Africa to the Amazon. These experiences with you have reinforced for me the importance of a fundamental gospel principle. I wish to direct my remarks about this principle especially to the young adult men and women of the Church, who are embarking upon a most demanding phase of their lives.

This summer I injured a shoulder and lost the use of an arm for weeks. This disability not only renewed my respect for those who deal so well with a physical limitation, but helped me realize how much more two arms working together can do. Satan understands the power of men and women united in righteousness. He is still stinging from his banishment into eternal exile after Michael led the hosts of heaven, comprised of valiant men and women united in the cause of Christ, against him. Thus, Satan seeks to confuse us about our stewardships and distinctive natures as men and women.

He bombards us with bizarre messages about gender, marriage, family, and all male-female relationships. He would have us believe men and women are so alike that our unique gifts are not necessary, or so different we can never hope to understand each other. Neither is true. Our Father knew exactly what He was doing when He created us. He made us enough alike to love each other, but enough different that we would need to unite our strengths and stewardships to create a whole.

Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. These truths about the divinely appointed stewardships of men and women are largely lost on the world today. You will not find them on a TV sitcom or even, sadly, in some homes and wards. Repeatedly the scriptures about Adam and Eve refer to the pronoun they. Neither Adam with his priesthood nor Eve with her motherhood could bring about the Fall alone.

Their unique roles were interconnected. They counseled with one another, lifted burdens neither could have lifted alone, and then faced the wilderness, with all of its uncertainty, together. Now, some of us encounter life circumstances that are less than ideal.

I understand this. I personally deal with this. And yet, my dear young friends, in whose hands rests the future of the Church and its families, I must tell you that your understanding of this divine pattern will affect your marriage, your family, your ability to help build the kingdom, and your eternal life.

My young sisters, some will try to persuade you that because you are not ordained to the priesthood you have been shortchanged.

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

They are simply wrong, and they do not understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. The blessings of the priesthood are available to every righteous man and woman. Most ificantly, the fulness of the priesthood contained in the highest ordinances of the house of the Lord can only be received by a man and woman together. Sisters, we as women are not diminished by priesthood power, we are magnified by it.

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

I know this is true, for I have experienced it again and again. Your future husbands and the men with whom you serve will need the support only you can give. You have an inner spiritual strength that President James E. Faust said equals and even surpasses that of men. Your faith will preach compelling sermons. No amount of time in front of the mirror will make you as attractive as having the Holy Ghost with you. Bless your family and the Church as only a woman of God can—with virtue, faith, integrity, and constant compassion.

Young men, your ordination to the priesthood is a grand privilege and responsibility, and not a to dominate. Be unfailingly worthy to exercise this godly power, which is given you to be of service.

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

A man is never more magnificent than when he is guided by the Spirit to honor the priesthood he holds. If you will marry a virtuous woman who can hear the voice of the Lord, she will bless your life every day of your life. Consider Eve. Elder Dallin H. Adam showed his wisdom by doing the same. Young men, you will preside at home and in the Church.

But be humble enough to listen to and learn from the women in your life. They will provide insight, balance, and unique wisdom. And when challenges come, you will see how resilient a woman committed to God the Father and Jesus Christ is. This divine pattern for men and women that strengthens marriages and families also fortifies the Church.

For the Church cannot achieve the full measure of its creation unless both faithful men who bear the priesthood and righteous women who rejoice in serving under the direction of the priesthood work together. Time and again I have experienced this joy. I think of a meeting in Brazil where I had a translator who was unsure of her ability to convert my English into Portuguese. But as it turned out, she and I communicated with ease.

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

After the meeting I found out why. I learned that not only had the General Authority who presided been literally on the edge of his seat behind us the entire meeting, prompting the translator when necessary, but he had also ased another priesthood leader to pray for both of us throughout the meeting. That General Authority created a safety net of support so that I could fulfill the asment he had given me.

If we are going to build the kingdom of God, we as men and women of God must build each other. Ponder the scriptural s of Adam and Eve and see what the Lord will teach you that will strengthen your marriage, your family, and your Church service. Recent devastating events in the United States seem to indicate difficult days ahead. But they are days that will be filled with confidence and courage if the men and women of your generation unite in righteousness as never before. There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you will work together, equally yoked, under the guidance of the priesthood.

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

Look to the Lord and not to the world for your ideas and ideals about men and women. For, my young friends, you are the mothers, fathers, and leaders who were reserved for this unprecedented time because our Father knows you, and He knows you have what it takes to face the world and to be fearless in building the kingdom. Do it together, for it is not good for man or woman to be alone. Lift each other, and together you will be able to lift the beautiful burdens of mortality and have glory added upon your he forever. I know that this is so. God is our Father. His Only Begotten Son is the Christ.

This is Their work and Their glory. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. October Living in the Fulness of Times Gordon B. Sharing the Gospel Dallin H. Building a Bridge of Faith Charles A. Faith of Our Prophets David B. One Step after Another Joseph B. Whitney Clayton. Doctrine of Inclusion M. Russell Ballard. Our Duty to God Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. Duty Calls Thomas S. Now Is the Time Thomas S.

Standing Tall H. David Burton. The Returned Missionary L. Tom Perry. Beware of Murmuring H. Ross Workman. Steadfast and Immovable Mary Ellen W. Stand Firm Virginia U. Are We Not All Mothers?

The purpose of a man is to love a woman

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The purpose of a man is to love a woman

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