Yesterday evening, Misty’s Visiting Teacher spent the evening kind of hanging out, and talking about projects in which we are involved. She is looking for a job, and we are painting and decorating our home. She is artistic, and I can tell by how she dresses and by some of her opinions, that she can help us to choose some nice colors for our home.
I have some opinions about how I want my home to look, but our friend asked a very good question. She asked, “Is that what Misty wants?” I am thankful for that question, because it suggests that Misty and I should work together to decorate our home. This notion goes hand-in-hand with what is written in Genesis 2:24:
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, an shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
How can I decorate my home, without the opinion of my wife? I know that what is written in Genesis is the word of the Lord; and I know that if I don’t follow these words from the Lord, then this might happen:
“And they hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord, because of their wicked combinations; wherefore, there began to be wars and contentions in all the land, and also many famines and pestilences, insomuch that there was a great destruction, such an one as never had been known upon the face of the earth; . . .” (Ether 11: 7)
In my life, what would be these ‘wicked combinations’? For me, it would be me taking the opinion of someone, other than Misty, to decorate our home. We, Misty and I, both need to agree on what we want to do. Otherwise, we might have wars and contentions, famines and pestilences, and ultimately the destruction of our marriage, and eternal happiness.
I am thankful for this counsel from the Lord.
This is what I previously wrote after reading Ether 11: Heed The Words Of The Prophet