Proper Solution of the Great Problem of Marriage


Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay


For the proper solution of the great problem of marriage, we may turn with safety to Jesus for our guide. He declared that the marriage relation is of divine origin and that marriage is ordained of God (D&C 49:15), hat only under the most exceptional conditions should it be set aside (Matt. 19:8). In the teachings of the Church of Christ, the family assumes supreme importance in the development of the individual and of society. “Happy and thrice happy are they who enjoy an uninterrupted union and whose love unbroken by any complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day.” It will not dissolve when a worthy couple is sealed by the authority of the Holy Priesthood throughout all eternity. The marriage ceremony when thus sealed produces happiness and joy unsurpassed by any other experience in the world.


Source: David O. McKay, Conference Report, April 1966, pp. 105-110. David O. McKay (1873–1970), served as Ninth Pres­i­dent of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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