Marriage: A socially acknowledged union or legal contract between two people, establishing certain rights and obligations between them and for children,in-laws and society in general.
I will be taking my blog on another exploration of my thoughts, ideas, graphics, and articles as I explore the topic of marriage. According to the definition above, marriage is a union or legal contract by definition. In our current society, marriage has taken on many diverse ideas and positions. For me, I stand on the doctrine that, “Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children” (Hinckley, October 1995)
It is my position that marriage, as outlined above (between a man and a woman) matters, not just to me, but to people every where. Strong societies depend on the continuation of strong marriage laws and values.
To start off this discussion, I’d like to share a link to an address by LDS Apostle, Elder L. Tom Perry, given in April 2015. His message, like mine, is that marriage matters everywhere in the world.
“Why Marriage and Family Matter — Everywhere in the World”