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Unformatted text preview: 1-18-11In the paper:1. Feedback about myself2. Factors themselveswhat principles should we look at about readiness?Perceived readiness vs. actual readiness. Congruent or incongruent patternsNeed to know these factors not just for myself but for this other person, too.3. Three sections strengths, challenges, goals4. Focus on the analysis more than the paper structureFoundation principles: Discipleship, cleavingCLEAVING: The Nature of the Marriage CovenantLast lesson individual discipleshipThis lesson mutual discipleship1. What does it mean when we say that marriage is an ordinance ? Criteria for salvationMarriage is a criteria for salvationNeeded in the process of becomingMarriage helps us becomeOrdinances are how the power of Godis manifestThe power of God is made manifest within marriage, and from marriageAn ordinances is how we begin a covenant relationshipMarriage is a covenant relationship with God Ordinances originate with GodMarriage certainly originates with God and is sanctioned by GodFormal procedure to ______The procedure could potentially be changed through a prophet, but it cannot be changed without the right authorityOrdinances help us understand the public nature of the ordinance. All ordinances are witnessed. They are recognized within the community of the Kingdom of God.Saving ordinances are essential to our salvation. Marriage is the most holy and sacred ordinance.The kind of marriage required for exaltation [is] eternal in duration and godlike in quality.-Elder Oaks2. What does it mean when we say that marriage is a covenant ? Two-way promise between God and us. (Then, God is perfect. Hell keep His end of the deal. Will we keep our side.)Marriage is a three-way promise. It is different from all other ordinances. We are better with a covenant than we would be alone.Pres. Fausts example of two vines curling around each other. They can grow much taller when there are two vines growing together. And when they have a trellis outside of themselves, then can grow much more. Even so, we do much better with a spouse and with the Lord than we would do by ourselves.Covenants bring attendant blessings immediately.Pres. Faust says that we can have the blessings now from our sealing. In disciple marriages, they actively seek for those blessings....
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