What an appropriate topic for February's message. I tried to make it very Valentine's Day-ish :)
I heard the triangle analogy years ago in my college Institute class. It made sense to me then but now as a married woman it means so much more. I have a testimony that this concept is so true and so important.
As a committed covenant-making couple works diligently on their relationship with the Savior they move closer to each other. I would be willing to guess that most couples are not always directly across from each other on this triangle. We all move at our own pace and our testimonies are our own. I think it's important to recognize that part of having a strong marriage is learning patience, forgiveness and unconditional love.
I included this image of a couple because they are reaching for each other. They haven't turned their back on the other if their progression isn't the same. I believe that our relationship with the Savior is our first priority and our eternal families is a close, close second.
Due to our own life experiences all of us are in different spots on this triangle. I would suggest being conscientious of your sisters and their individual needs. I have lived as a married, divorced, single and re-married female in the LDS church. Throughout these different "marital titles" one thing remained the same and that was my focus on the Savior and my personal relationship with Him. No matter what that can be our constant.
Now being remarried I am again focused on both the apex of the triangle (The Savior) as well as my partner's journey across from me. We try to work together, we try to reach for each other and lift each other along the way. No two journeys are the same and we should love each other for our similarities and try to grow from our differences.
Happy Valentines Day to all of you. :)
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