Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Been thinking about this quote from Elder Bednar in last month's visiting teaching message:

"By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fullness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences. The man and the woman contribute differently but equally to a oneness and unity that can be achieved in no other way."

It kind of makes you appreciate those differences that are there. I think you can let them put distance in your relationship, or you can come closer together as you realize that those differences are complimentary. Where he lacks, you are strong. Where you fall, he brings you up.

I'd like to think I appreciated Ross just as much when he was here all the time. But I know one blessing that has come from him being gone a lot is that I like to soak up every minute with him when he's here. I can feel myself becoming whole again.

Marriage between a man and a woman surely is divinely designed by a loving Heavenly Father.


Shanicherie said...

Seriously, I never appreciate Ogg more than when he leaves for business and then comes back home. I MISS HIM, even his annoying little habits! :) Does this last through April for Ross, or longer?

emilie s. d. p. said...

Such a beautiful quote, it's amazing how different men and women are but how much we need each other to be complete.
Cute pictures too. I love the way your eyes look Lauren! You guys look perfect together.

Rik said...

awesome pictures, but i love the quote and commentary. very well said. =]

Britany said...

Oh boy!!! Now i'm even more excited! Thanks Lauren!!

Kate Hawkins said...

AWWWW!!! I love it, too!!!

I have never been married but I realized more than ever the differences between man and woman is amazing when they can get along and help one another. :)

I hope you will take a picture of Eric and me someday! :)