03 August 2013

How to Avoid Marital Conflict

View of The Gorge, Oregon (and Washington, across the Columbia River)
"Be kindly considerate of each other’s feelings, and seek to sacredly guard each other’s happiness. You can do this only in the strength and name of Jesus...Make it a rule never to speak a word of censure to each other, but commend and praise whenever you can."
White, Ellen G.  Testimonies for the Church, volume 4, 241-242
Well-rooted Hiking Trail
(credit to husband for the beautiful photo)

"When either of you feels the rising of resentment, make it a rule to go by yourself and humbly pray to God, who will hearken to the prayer which goeth not forth from feigned lips...Every passion must be under the control of enlightened conscience. 'Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.'"
White, Ellen G.  Testimonies for the Church, volume 4, 243.
One of ten waterfalls along our five-mile loop (credit to husband for the beautiful photo)

"If you live upon the plan of addition, adding grace to grace, God will multiply unto you His grace. While you add, God multiplies. If you cherish a habitual impression that God sees and hears all that you do and say, and keeps a faithful record of all your words and actions, and that you must meet it all, then in all you do and say you will seek to follow the dictates of an enlightened and wakeful conscience. Your tongue will be used to the glory of God and will be a source of blessing to yourself and to others."
White, Ellen G.  Testimonies for the Church, volume 4, 244.

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