Friday, October 12, 2012

Marriage Between a Man and Women is Ordained of God

Marriage is the foundry for social order, the fountain of virtue, and the foundation for eternal exaltation. Marriage has been divinely designated as an eternal and everlasting covenant. Marriage is sanctified when it is cherished and honored in holiness. That union is not merely between husband and wife; it embraces a partnership with God.” -Russell M. Nelson “Nurturing Marriage,” Ensign, May 2006, 36
"Marriage is and should be a sacrament. The word sacrament is variously defined, but among Christian people it signifies a religious act or ceremony, solemnized by one having proper authority. It is a pledge, or solemn covenant, a spiritual sign or bond between the contracting parties themselves and between them and God." -Hugh B. Brown


F. Burton Howard, Eternal Marriage, April 2003


And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. -Genesis 2:18, 24

And again, verily I say unto you, that whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God, for marriage is ordained of God unto man. -Doctrine & Covenants 49:15

Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her and none else. -Doctrine & Covenants 49:15


marriage - the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law

ordain - to invest officially (as by the laying on of hands) with ministerial or priestly authority, to establish or order by appointment, decree, or law.
-Meriam-Webster Dictionary

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