There were so many beautiful quotes and scriptures regarding marriage and family in this month’s Visiting Teaching message; perfect for this month of love. I love the 1995 document, The Family: A Proclamation to the World, that was referenced in the lesson. It was read from the pulpit only two short weeks after my first child was born, so it had great meaning to me as a new mother at the time, and that meaning has only deepened over the past two decades. After I read this month’s message, I drew a simple triangle to represent the following analogy given by Elder Bednar.
“The Lord Jesus Christ is the focal point in a covenant marriage relationship. … [Imagine that] the Savior is positioned at the apex of [a] triangle, with a woman at the base of one corner and a man at the base of the other corner. Now consider what happens in the relationship between the man and the woman as they individually and steadily ‘come unto Christ’ and strive to be ‘perfected in Him’ (Moroni 10:32). Because of and through the Redeemer, the man and the woman come closer together.”
I began to visualize what Elder Bednar was describing, and suddenly this triangle turned into the safe roof of a home, which serves as a constant protection for the family from the storms of everyday life, but only if we allow Christ to remain at the apex of the rooftop’s triangle. Marriage and family are both part of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness for us. As we teach our sisters this important message, the spirit can only bear witness of it’s truthfulness, and they will become stronger believers and defenders of the family proclamation.
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This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at aimeeferre.com.