One Sunday school we talked about eternal marriage and where much is expected much is required. President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled: “Choose a companion of your own faith. You are much more likely to be happy. Choose a companion you can always honor, you can always respect, one who will complement you in your own life, one to whom you can give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance, your entire loyalty”.
So dear future husband,
Always honor me and my worth. Show me respect. Compliment me often. Give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance and your entire lotalty. Please be patient. Be kind, caring and helpful. Be gentle, understanding and honest. Tell me you love me every day. Be forgiving. Be selfless. Serve me and others. Love and make time for our family. Be responsible. Be truthful. Be open. Be affectionate. Be charitable. Be hopeful. Be faithful. Be determined. Be humble. Be diligent. Be obedient to Him. Keep me on track. Be positive and happy. Help around the house. Talk to me about everything and anything. Help me to change for the better and to come closer to my Savior. Come to me with concerns, don’t keep things inside. Be concerned for my well-being. Be committed. Be focused. Be fun. Be overprotective of me. Don’t judge me. Love my family as much as you love me. Just be there for me.
Take me on dates, let us make time for each other. Let’s be kids and have fun. Tell me jokes, hug me tight, comfort me and lay with me every night. Listen to me. Look at me like I’m your entire world. Cuddle with me and always hold my hand. Kiss me often. Dance with me in the kitchen. Cook with me every night. Play with my hair. Try new things with me. Take me on adventures. Always hold me close. Make sure you feel butterflies everytime you look at me or think of me. Buy me flowers. Have good taste in music. Spoil me on my birthday. Bring me breakfast in bed. Take pictures with me and capture those memories. Support me in all that I do all my crazy ideas and hobbies. Watch scary movies with me. Kill all the spiders because I’m too scared to. Keep me in shape. Tickle my back during church and always offer back rubs. Tell me I’m beautiful even after I just woke up. Just be my best friend.
Be worthy. Follow the commandments and be determined to live them. Be an example to me. Take me to church and encourage us to stay and partake of those blessings. Help me to always remember our focus. Let’s make goals. Take me to the temple once a week. Live your covenants. Be a worthy priesthood holder and access those blessings often. Pray with me, for me and our family. Make time to play with the kids. Honor and fulfill your church callings and as a provider. Read the scriptures with me. Strengthen my testimony and have a strong one yourself. Have faith in Jesus christ. Fulfill your roles and duties as a husband and father. Continue to develop the attributes of Christ. Lead and guide our marriage and family by the Spirit.
But most importantly.. Love God more than you love me.
Remember Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve said: “There is more to a foundation of eternal marriage than a pretty face or an attractive figure. There is more to consider than popularity or charisma. As you seek an eternal companion, look for someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of His commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home.”
Do all these things for me and I’ll do all these things for you.
Your future wifey