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Four Truths about Love and Marriage
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“Four Truths about Love and Marriage,” Ensign, August 2020

Four Truths about Love and Marriage

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Prior to her marriage to President Russell M. Nelson, Sister Wendy W. Nelson was a professor of marriage and family therapy for 25 years. In a worldwide devotional for young adults, she shared these four truths:

  1. “Truths about love and marriage are brought to you by the Holy Ghost from our Heavenly Father.”

  2. “Personal purity is the key to true love. The more pure your thoughts and feelings, your words and actions, the greater your capacity to give and receive true love.”

  3. “As an important part of the expression of their love, the Lord wants a husband and wife to partake of the wonders and joys of marital intimacy.”

  4. “For true marital intimacy, the Holy Ghost needs to be involved. It is simply not possible to have the kind of intimate experiences outside of marriage that you can have within because the Spirit will not be present.”