as i posted about a few days back, my beautiful friend aniwa and her husband myron got married last week. we have become very close and share a wonderful friendship and love for the gospel.
my dad performed their marriage ceremony and i was asked to do a reading at the wedding, so i chose something that spoke of the purpose of marriage within the gospel and the importance of being together as husband and wife. but then, what to give as a gift? i found the perfect solution, in having my reading placed over a beautiful photo of them that I'd snapped at the wedding. my new found friend from lemons that are pink in the uk was only too happy to oblige in making one up and i was thrilled with the results!
The First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly declared more than 20 years ago in the Family Proclamation, 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.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve was as husband and wife, that they would have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion and work.
In True to the Faith it also says: If you are married, remember that the friendship and love between you and your spouse should be your most cherished earthly relationship… Remember that marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither person exercising dominion over the other, but with each encouraging, comforting and helping the other.
and clearly they loved it too...
happy days are ahead m & a, this is just the beginning. i love you both!