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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

President Thomas S. Monson

Our prophet leads us to truth.

"We learn truth when we associate with truth. We adopt error when we mingle with error." -President Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to Perfection (pg. 34)

to find

-we must first have a desire to know for ourselves
-we must study
-we must pray
-we must do the will of the Father

"and then we will know the truth
and the truth will make us free." (pg. 35)

Is the search for truth really all that important?

...there is a natural feeling that urges mankind towards truth

...finding truth is a responsibility placed on each of us

Jesus was sent on his mission here upon the earth to bear witness of truth.

Joseph Smith asked the question, "What is truth?" He had a desire, he studied, he prayed and he followed the will of the Father- and he found truth.

(based on "In search of truth" Discourses of President Thomas S. Monson Pathways to Perfection)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

becoming fireproof

Lately its made me sad to hear about all the couples that I know that are struggling in their marriages. It's hard for me because I want to help and lots of times I just feel at a loss for words. I just don't know the right advice. Every relationship is so unique and there can be so many problems that clog up a marriage.

It can be hard to know how to love someone in the right way.

The movie Fireproof just amazes me. If you haven't seen it- watch it. No marriage is perfect and this movie shows that no matter how good- or bad your marriage is there is always room to improve.

Along with this movie comes the amazing challenge of The Love Dare. I'm on DAY 5 of this challenge and with each day's new "DARE" the film in front of my eyes becomes thinner and I am coming to understand that I am no where near being a perfect lover towards my husband.

MY GOALS: (so far)

-to let my dear husband be himself (by letting him make his own mistakes and give him even more time than he deserves to fix them)

-to be more patient

-to be less selfish