LDS girls, Do LDS Things, In LDS Ways... and this is exactly what makes an LDS girl, different from their peers. In a world, where most girls have no direction and no real reason for being "good" - LDS girls actually DO!

LDS girls who know who they are - make better choices.
So, I suppose you could apply the saying that "knowledge is power"? But even more important than a general statement like that... is knowing that the knowledge you embrace, just happens to be - the TRUTH.

LDS girls operate, and therefore make choices - that are anchored in eternal truths. Do LDS girls make mistakes? You bet they do! But after they hit themselves upside the head a bit for doing so - they will most always learn from those mistakes.

How can a girl know what is right, if no one ever offers her truth - by which to compare and analyze her choices, actions and the results that are caused by her use of agency? LDS girls are blessed to have been offered by loving parents, leaders and living prophets today - the TRUTH.

I honor these LDS girls from their teen years, and up to the time where they make the most important decisions of a young women today. Education, relationships and ultimately marriage and family. LDS young women are making good choices, based on their very personal experiences of utilizing the truth that they know, against that which the world would have them believe.

LDS girls know how to "Stand For Something" in a world that is fast becoming extremely wayward and lost to moral values.

So yes... LDS Girls Do LDS Things in LDS Ways, because they KNOW!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Divine Institution of Marriage

For LDS girls of the Mormon Church, the Divine Institution of Marriage is considered not only sacred, but it is one of their greatest goals in life. Now, that is not to say that LDS girls and young women don't have other goals, such as personal development through education, etc... But, there is no doubt that marriage, in the proper order of an LDS girl's life - is what most every LDS girls dreams about.

I wanted to give all LDS young women a heads-up on some very important commentary - that was just published today, on the LDS newsroom, about the Divine Institution of Marriage and what that means to members of the LDS Church. This is the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, regarding what is going on with the same-sex marriage issue, which is currently - literally - being fought!

There is a great battle taking place, in our very midst. It is most likely very similar to that which we each stood for in our pre-mortal lives. It is a battle or war of words, philosophies and ideas. It is very easy to get swayed by the popular trends of the world in which we live in. For instance, even many good members are of the Church, are of the opinion that we should live and let live - when it comes to lifestyle choices.

Okay... that is fine.

But wait a minute! Where is the line to be drawn, in this kind of thinking? Particularly when that kind of thinking could cause you to lose everything that you hold dear... even the ability to enjoy the Divine Institute of Marriage that you dream about someday.

I really want LDS girls to think very carefully about potentially choosing to go with a popular trend and not stand for traditional marriage as our leaders have asked us to actively do...

Remember, it is your posterity that you are Standing For - and this is Something that is worth your best efforts to maintain. What kind of a world are YOU creating NOW for your own children to be raised in... think about it?

Temple Marriage is a sacred institution, ordained of God - for the Eternal Happiness of You and your posterity:-)



Michelle said...

Great blog. Temple marriage is something that is near and dear to my heart. I want to be married in the temple one day and I strive everyday to live in a way that helps me get closer to that goal. Now lets not lie, sometimes I don't always do what I'm supposed to or live the way I'm supposed to, but I'm doing my best. And even though temple marriage has always been important to me I haven't always agreed with not allowing sme-sex marriages. But after 1-realizing that the church hardly ever gets involved when it comes to politics and the way you vote and 2-reading blogs and hubs explaining exactly what the issue was about I realized that I needed to reevaluate how I feel on the issue.

I have done that and I will now do all I can to protect the Divine Institution of Marriage.

A Well Behaved Mormon Woman said...

Michelle -

Doing your best to live the gospel is the most important thing that you, or anyone else can do - each day of our lives. Not one of us is perfect at it... so never become discouraged.

I am so impressed with how you have taken the time to read about the issue of same-sex marriages and understand just why it is so important to defend traditional marriage.

Really it is education about this topic, that will help more LDS girls understand the imperative need to stand for traditional marriage.

We must do all that we can, to ensure a healthy future for all of the children of God to be brought up in, and to enjoy the blessings of both a father and a mother.

Although it is afar off for you LDS girls right now - you are truly ensuring a better opportunity for your own grandchildren to progress along life's journey, and to their eventual return home:-)


Rebecca Talley said...

Very thoughtful post on this heated subject. We must do all we can to protect the sanctity of marriage as instituted by God.