A Covenant with the Lord
True marriage love is a gift from the Lord. It thrives when a couple looks to the Lord. For marriage is a three-way covenant involving a husband, wife, and the Lord. Looking to the Lord is essential if we would like to have hearts that are spiritually strong and good. The kind of hearts that help us become true friends, loving marriage partners, and good parents. The Lord is always leading us toward the happiness of heaven and eternal marriage. But we need to do our part.
- "Together as One" by Grant R. Schnarr
Why do marriages based on a strong belief in the Lord God Jesus Christ and His teachings flourish?
- Looking to the Lord in Marriage (for ages 7-up)
This project illustrates that if both partners are looking to the Lord, they are also moving closer to each other.
- A Unique Friendship Bracelet (for ages 10-up)
Make braided friendship bracelets using gold embroidery thread to represent the Lord, red embroidery thread for the wife, and white embroidery thread for the husband.
- Three Way Covenant (for ages 4-10)
This three-dimensional project combines 3 hearts to show marriage as a covenant between the Lord, the wife, and the husband.
- Two Become One (for ages 5-10)
Interlocking hearts picture the way a husband and wife can grow to become one in mind and heart.
Give Me a Loving Heart
As we look to the Lord in our lives, He can bring us closer to the people we love. Developing our relationship with the Lord by reading His Word, talking to Him in prayer, and obeying His commandments are just some of the ways we can follow the Lord. And our efforts to bring His love and wisdom into our lives will help us become a better friend, parent, and marriage partner.
- “The Blessings and Responsibilities of Family” by B. David Holm
To build a home in the real sense, married partners must work together and individually toward this highest of human loves—work for it daily by resisting evils that weaken marriages.
- Following the Lord’s Path to Heaven (for ages 7-10)
This spiral project pictures looking to the Lord. As children learn verses from Scripture and/or use them in their lives, they can earn stickers to be placed on the spiral, starting at the bottom and working their way up toward the Lord.
- Family Heart Chain (for ages 3-8)
Make a chain of hearts to illustrate the love that flows from the Lord to a husband and wife and on to their children.
- What Are You Looking For? (ages 11 and up)
List 6 or more qualities you think are important for a friend or spouse to have. You might also try ranking these in order of importance.
- Contrast Conjugial Love and Mutual Love
Compare true marriage love and mutual love, using images from nature to help you think about these loves.
- Looking to Marriage by Donnette Alfelt (teens)
Thoughts on marriage from the vantage point of an older person at the “top of the yardstick” of life, from her book The Top of the Yardstick.
- Heart Snowflake Pattern
Use this pattern to make a beautiful paper heart snowflake.
The Lord wants to give each one of us the gift of happiness in marriage. He will give us true marriage love—in heaven if not on earth—if we look to Him on our spiritual journey