“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
Elder Nelson just stated that “marriage is sanctified when …. honored in holiness.” The divine nature of our very beings and the divine order our Heavenly Father has set in place is one of the most sacred and holy foundations for the family structure and our further exaltation in the worlds to come. That divine order of sanctification only comes between a husband and wife, not any other combination. There is no continuation of purpose or life if chosen to be expressed in any other way. There is no unity or holiness about it when not shared only between a man and a woman.
We live in such a perilous time that I worry about the world my children will grow up in. A world where they may become confused about the sacred purpose of family relationships and the proper organization of those relationships. I will fervently teach them the true order of Heavenly Father’s plan and his desire to bless us with eternal joys that only come through correct marriage and family associations.
Satan has thrown every source of turmoil I can imagine at the hallowed structure of family and seems to have just made, what he thinks, progress against it. This doesn’t make me angry. It makes me extremely sorrowful for those who have chosen to believe such lies and for those who have poisoned their circumstances through such actions. I pray we can withstand the fiery darts that are constantly thrown at us and at our families.
If you believe and know that the sacred order of the family starts with the divine relationship between a husband and wife, please stand up and defend this sanctified principle. No amount of governmental regulation will change that. No amount of protesting or hail of the adversary will change an eternal law of God.