Sunday, March 28, 2010

Your Spouse and Pride

In the February 4, 2010, edition of the News & Notes from BYU Idaho, President Clark is asked the question “If you see yourself on a higher plane than your spouse, how would you suggest getting rid of this pride?”
He gave the following answer: 
President Henry B. Eyring spoke about this in the October 2009 general conference in his talk entitled, “Our Perfect Example.” He said he had a hope and a prayer for all of us who are married, that we would be blessed with a love that would allow us to minimize our spouse’s weaknesses, look past them, and not worry about them. He said, “Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion’s joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion.”
If you feel you are better than your spouse and you focus on his or her
weaknesses, you need to repent. You need to ask the Lord to bless you with the kind of love President Eyring talked about.

President Clark
This is an easy trap to fall into. But then again, are not all of Satan’s traps easy to fall into? How often have we been guilty of such a transgression?
Please take a moment today and look at your spouse and see the good in them. Pray for them, pray for yourself, pray for both of you. There is  no one more important, no one you should care more about. Open your eyes and see them as God sees them.
Go give them hug, they deserve it!

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