Tag Archives: Marriage

The Men’s Turn

Do you ever wonder what the true vision of manhood is? 

Do you have trouble finding balance in today’s world with society’s awkward and often disjointed views of men, particularly because of all the so-called advances?

Do you long to find your rightful place – your reason for living?

Everyone struggles with these questions, and more, from time to time.  Especially today, when we seek the real meaning of manhood, equality, fatherhood, personhood, etc. it can seem that no one really knows, and everyone is simply putting forth their own opinion of what should be.

I invite you to find out for yourself, to feel a peace and calm that will fill your soul and satisfy your yearnings!

Today, Saturday, April 4, 2015 was the Priesthood broadcast of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!  It is available to view at your leisure at lds.org.  If you missed it, or want to see it again, or see previous ones, go there and enjoy the spiritual feast!

You may never be the same again!  🙂


An Enriching Hour

We just spent a wonderful hour in, or I should say, at (or maybe on) YouTube.  There is some marvelous stuff there!

We heard about a special upload that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently put on YouTube, and thought we’d check it out.  But, how to find it?

Beloved hubby suggested putting “LDS Church” into the search box, which we did.  The third result was the one we’d heard about and so we watched it.  It was done so beautifully and movingly.  When it ended a pleasant sight greeted my eyes!

Every suggestion of what to watch next was from the Church, and there was some great stuff to choose from!  We selected one about all worthy male members being able to have the priesthood, then a video about missionaries, another about the daily life of missionaries in the Mission Training Center, one or two more, then one about the temples of the Church.

What a beautiful video that one was!  It explained how the temples are different than our regular meetinghouses, explained why only those who are devote members are allowed to enter, why we go there (though before they are dedicated all people are allowed to go through and see them), and showed the great beauty of these buildings both inside and out!

It left me feeling in awe and grateful, even though I’ve been in the temple hundreds (at least) of times.  Of course, that is exactly why I love going to the temple!

It was an absolutely wonderful hour.  Even now I am still basking in the warm glow and soft, reverent emotions evoked by this very special hour.  I also feel closer to Beloved hubby having watched the pictures of brides and grooms being married in the beautiful, sacred temples all over the world and remembering my own marriage in the Salt Lake Temple many 🙂 years ago.

What a great way to spend an hour!  🙂

Our Anniversary

We have been married for many years now.

And I’m very happy to say that we have reached the point where we are truly comfortable with each other.  It is a great place to be!

We trust that each has the best intentions towards the other.  And we pretty well always do.

We consider any idiosyncrasies that we happen to see as endearing, or easily overlooked.

We look for ways to help each other, even if it’s not convenient.

We turn to each other when we have problems.  And we talk things out.  We can share strong emotions in a respectful way that keeps our relationship in tact.

How does this happen?

Good question.  I remember reading about it over the years not really understanding it.  At times it seemed totally out of reach, a fairy tale, a shoot-for-the-stars-never-to-reach-them type goal.

But little by little, over time, we made little adjustments and kept trying to improve our marriage relationship.  Then something would happen and we’d mess up.  Sometimes more than others.

But we were determined not to give up.  We picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off, and start all over again. (to quote the song)

I encourage you to keep on trying, to be committed to each other, to hang in there because things do change and they do get better!


Countdown to Women’s Conference

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Only 6 days until it’s here!  The world’s largest women’s conference, and it is totally free!  Why should you consider watching it?


It makes you feel HAPPY to be a woman.


It gives you HOPE for the future.


You see THOUSANDS of other wonderful women.


You will have PEACE inside you.


You will LAUGH.


You will CRY.


There is no WOMAN-BASHING.


There is no MAN-BASHING (does life get better than when the sexes get along?)


You LEARN who you really are.


You feel God’s LOVE.


In short, your LIFE will be the better for it.  You will be glad you were a part of it!


It happens this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 6:00pm MDT.  It is broadcast live from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  You can find it on the internet at http://www.lds.org.  Here’s the link to find out more about it: