The Sacredness of Marriage

Marriage "joins" - it is a "welding together" - a single man and a single woman in a way that is too personal and too permanent for a mere contract to accomplish. Only a sacred covenant can create this awesome "joining."

Thus do these two single souls "die" into their new life, their new "union with one another as a soul 'dies' into its union with God."

But from this dying, as through a resurrection, a new sense of joined souls comes forth in the fruit and the freedom of new family life, posterity, and spiritual development.

- by Elder Bruce C. Hafen
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