success by benjamin-davies

What is the truest mark of success?

I woke up this morning sorting through my school files. I read through some words given to me from a Book of Mormon class I took at BYU Idaho in 2009.

All these quotes are from Gordon B. Hinckly. I’ll paste three parts the stuck out the most to me:

“Husbands, live the gospel. Be kind to your wives. You cannot serve acceptably in the Church if there is conflict at home … As hard as you may labor in gathering the necessities of the world, no asset you will ever have will compare with the love and loyalty of the woman with whom you joined hands over the altar in the temple, and the affection and respect of your children.”

“The prescription [to broken homes] is simple and wonderfully effective. It is love. It is plain, simple, everyday love and respect.”

The truest mark of your success in life will be the quality of your marriage.

“The truest mark of your success in life will be the quality of your marriage.”

The last quote stuck out the most to me. With so much of mortal life being measured on physical physique, monetary gain and a glamorous lifestyle this quote kind of puts cold water in a hot shower. I need to keep a closer check on the quality of my marriage to gauge the success of my life.

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