Learn To Put Each Other First

“The intimate marriage relationship between a man and a woman that brings children into mortality is also meant to be a beautiful, loving experience that binds together two devoted hearts, unites both spirit and body, and brings a fullness of joy and happiness as we learn to put each other first.” +25   

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Powers Of Procreation

Elder L. Tom Perry

“The proclamation also declared the law upon which the eternal happiness of families is predicated, namely, “The sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.” +22   

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The Temples Of Mortal Life

Elder L. Tom Perry

“I see a common basis for these two critical commandments—the belief that life itself is the prerogative of God and that our physical bodies, the temples of mortal life, should be created within the bounds God has set.” +22   

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Authorized Way And Time

Elder Stanley G. Ellis
Of the Second Quorum of the Seventy

“The Lord has His way, or the way, to love. Those of the world say that what really matters is that two people love each other. Our Father in Heaven teaches that this is important, but He teaches us more: that there is an authorized way and time to express that love.” +24   

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Happiness In Mortality

Elder-David-A-Bednar-mormon

“Specific guidelines for the proper use of the ability to create life are vital elements in the Father’s plan. How we feel about and use that supernal power will determine in large measure our happiness in mortality and our destiny in eternity.” +24   

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