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Building happy marriages is a topic that, lucky for us, the prophets address a lot. Here are just 10 golden nuggets of marriage advice they’ve shared over the years that we can (and should) put into practice right now.
1. “Control your tempers”
This counsel comes from President Gordon B. Hinckley’s October, 2007, Priesthood Session talk, Slow to Anger. It’s fantastic. Here’s an excerpt with both a plea and a promise:
Now, my dear brethren, in closing I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out with words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. You will be much happier. You will do greater good. You will feel a sense of peace that will be wonderful.
2. “There are no harmless flirtations”
This one is from James E. Faust’s The Enriching of Marriage, a talk he gave in October, 1977.
Our loyalty to our eternal companion should not be merely physical, but mental and spiritual as well. Since there are no harmless flirtations and no place for jealousy after marriage, it is best to avoid the very appearance of evil by shunning any questionable contact with another to whom we are not married.
3. “You need to tell her”
This is another tip directed at husbands everywhere, but the same thing applies to wives. It comes from Elder Richard G. Scott’s amazing April, 2011, talk called The Eternal Blessings of Marriage. Here’s what he says:
Do you tell your wife often how very much you love her? It will bring her great happiness. I’ve heard men tell me when I say that, ‘Oh, she knows.’ You need to tell her. A woman grows and is greatly blessed by that reassurance. Express gratitude for what your spouse does for you. Express that love and gratitude often. That will make life far richer and more pleasant and purposeful. Don’t withhold those natural expressions of love. And it works a lot better if you are holding her close while you tell her.
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