“Be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine” (D&C 38:27)
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24)
Family unity brings an atmosphere of either love or contention. Unity can be kind of hard to achieve in marriages and families. Both husband and wife were raised differently, had different experiences, and therefore have different perspectives in life. That can make things tough when you’re trying to come to important decisions or just agree on simple things. But unity is still possible! I imagine it gets easier as you go through life with your spouse to see and understand the world the same…but until then what can be done to become more united?
- Remember that as husband and wife you are equal to one another.
- “In the marriage companionship, there is neither inferiority nor superiority. The woman does not walk ahead of the man; neither does the man walk ahead of the woman. They walk side by side as a son and daughter of God on an eternal journey (Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 2002, p. 52).
- Even though men and women have different responsibilities- they are still equal partners
- Be humble!
- Pride will get in the way of your marriage 😦
- Invite the Spirit of God into your home
- Through prayer
- Through scripture study
- Through church attendance
- Through example
- Through good media
- Through love and kindness
- Through service
- There are tons of things you can do to have a spirit of love in your home!
- H A V E F U N !
- Do things as a family that make you happy! My husband and I like to exercise together and go on weekend road trips!
- Try new things together! We’re gonna try to go camping three times this summer and see if we like it (I have a love/hate relationship with camping so we’ll see how this goes haha)
Family unity is NOT impossible. Is it hard? Heck yes. More likely than not, the harmony will be disrupted from time to time since we’re perfect but if we have a solid family unity built up, then we can overcome any challenge we face.