This past weekend, I had the opportunity to listen to the leaders of my Church. They gave us great counsel and fed my faith tremendously. I always look forward to listening to their inspired words. One talk that stood out to me distinctly was Elder L. Whitney Clayton's talk on marriage. You can watch it here. He talked about marriage, and ways to strengthen and uphold a marriage. In today's world, it seems as though marriage is thought of as just a thing that can be tossed to the side once one is "done" with it. I feel that it is so sad to hear people mistreat marriage in this way; as though it is trash, tossed into the wind. My favorite quote of his was "Marriage is a gift from God to us; the quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him."
I hope that I will always remember to treat my marriage as a gift from God, and show him my appreciation of that marriage by the way I treat it in return. What a sweet and simple reminder for all of us.