Yes. We must accept the blame. We must stop making excuses. We must stop rationalizing our behavior. We must make amends and restore justice. This is the only way we will find true peace.
My two favorite role models for creating a happy, successful marriage came from President David O. McKay and his wife, Emma Ray Riggs. On their 65th wedding anniversary, President McKay referred to their married life as 65 years of “wedded courtship.”
Time is the master of life. You cannot speed it up or slow it down. It controls you; you cannot control it.
Just like you are in the habit of carving out time each week to attend church or doing other pleasurable activities that are important to you, you can carve out some time each week to review and discuss finances. You will be blessed financially and spiritually when you do it!
The ninety and nine were doing just fine but one sheep went quietly astray…
When we are feeling weak, we need to lean on those who are strong. When we are strong, we need look around to see who might need our friendship and kindness to help them through the difficult times in their lives. We need each other.
I know that as we take God’s hand, and ask for His help to leave the past behind, our shortcomings will gradually be replaced with new habits and spiritual power through our faith in God.
Education should be a life-long quest. Your confidence in yourself will increase as you develop new skills and talents and have the courage and willingness to share them with others.
A happy marriage is created by choosing to fill it with zeal! This goes along with my mission statement to “empower individuals, revitalize marriages, and fortify families through the mastery of choice.”
You have the Power to ease all my pain, to remove all the dirt, erase all my shame. I can’t change myself, it’s true. But I know I can change—with You.
To understand yourself, you have to be honest. You need to recognize your faults and not waste time trying to find someone else to blame for your problems.
If you want more happiness in your marriage, serve others more frequently and unselfishly. You will find true joy.