Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Husbands Have a Sacred Responsibility

Mostly we talk about motherhood and womanhood on this site.  We share about our personal responsibilities and the blessings that come from taking these seriously and enjoying the fruits of their sacred labors.  But, today we have a beautiful message for Fathers and Husbands.  We know that if and as we each fulfill our God-given 'callings', love and kindness and greater peace will flourish in our homes and in our hearts.  Enjoy this sweet and powerful message:

Husbands Have a Sacred Responsibility:

"If a husband will put his wife’s needs above his own, his love for her will increase....It will take faith and humility to put her interests above your own in the struggles of life, you have the responsibility to provide for and to nurture the family with her while serving others. That can at times consume all the energy and strength you have. Age and illness may increase your wife’s needs. If you choose even then to put her happiness above your own, I promise you that your love for her will increase.”
 -Pres. Henry B. Eyring

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explains the responsibility that husbands have to love their wives. He says that of all priesthood duties, a husband’s primary responsibility is to his wife.

"So brethren, your foremost priesthood duty is to nurture your marriage—to care for, respect, honor, and love your wife. Be a blessing to her and your children.” 

Another way husbands can be a blessing to their wives is by “keeping alive the spirit of romance in [their] marriage,” Elder Nelson says. “Be considerate and kind in the tender intimacies of your married life. Let your thoughts and actions inspire confidence and trust. Let your words be wholesome and your time together be uplifting. Let nothing in life take priority over your wife—neither work, recreation, nor hobby.” 

Expressions of love and gratitude “do more than acknowledge a kind thought or deed,” Elder Nelson says.  “As grateful partners look for the good in each other and sincerely pay compliments to one another, wives and husbands will strive to become the persons described in those compliments.”