Knit Together in Unity and in Love – Mosiah 18:21

21 And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.

In this passage, the prophet Alma urges members of the church to be united and to love one another. It is important for members of the church to be unified, and it is even more important that we strive for this level of unity in our marriages. As Henry B. Eyring has taught:

At the creation of man and woman, unity for them in marriage was not given as hope, it was a command! “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24). Our Heavenly Father wants our hearts to be knit together. That union in love is not simply an ideal. It is a necessity (“That We May Be One,” General Conference, April 1998).

 Today, I will strive for greater unity in my marriage. I will listen to my wife with empathy. I will strive to understand her goals better and how I can help her achieve them. And I will continue to work with her on our shared goals.

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