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7 Relationship Tips from Prophets and Apostles

February 6, 2016

Regardless of your current relationship status, these bits of relationship advice from inspired prophets and apostles were made for you. Which one is your favorite?

Love your choice.

“Choose a companion carefully and prayerfully; and when you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Priceless advice comes from a small framed plaque I once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt. It read, ‘Choose your love; love your choice.’ There is great wisdom in those few words.” —Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Power

Talk to each other.

“Converse with each other, thereby never letting little things become big things." —Robert D. Hales, “Blessings of the Temple

Express gratitude.

“Express gratitude for what your spouse does for you. Express that love and gratitude often. That will make life far richer and more pleasant and purposeful.” —Richard G. Scott, “The Eternal Blessings of Marriage

Spend time together.

“Early in our marriage my wife, Mary, and I decided that to the extent possible we would choose activities that we could attend together.” —Quentin L. Cook, “Lamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of Bondage”

Assume the good.

“Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.” —Jeffrey R. Holland, “How Do I Love Thee?

Say “I love you.”

“Often we assume that they must know how we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know.” —Thomas S. Monson, “Finding Joy in the Journey

Don’t just say it; show it.

“We should remember that saying ‘I love you’ is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love.” —David A. Bednar, “More Diligent and Concerned at Home