Saturday, August 30, 2008

Elder Dallin H. Oaks on Marriage

It is important for couples considering marriage to be willing to live with imperfection moving forward. Marriage can be nothing other than imperfect individuals willing to work together to help each other improve (slowly over the years).
I'm glad my wife has been willing to wait while I slowly improve over the years.


Unknown said...

This is interesting. I just wrote a post on how Mormon temple marriages only have a 6% divorce rate. An editor from the LA Times wrote about why he thinks temple marriages last and one of the reasons he states is that Mormons "get things squared away before they get married."

Do you feel that this statement is in contradiction with your post?

Stephen said...

Not at all Dawby. There are several things to get squared away, and one of those is that you are in it for the long haul, to make many, many slow changes over many years.

My wife is still making slow changes in me, and we have been married for a while.

adamf said...

If I had said this to my wife when we were dating I don't know if she would have married me. Boy has she learned this one now though!