During the Saturday morning session of General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, spoke about the importance of divine roles and responsibilities of husbands and wives within a marriage.
“I am convinced that a husband is never more attractive to his wife than when he is serving in his God-given roles as a worthy priesthood holder,” Burton said.
Burton quoted President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by saying that husbands have the power of the priesthood directly from the Lord to protect the home.
“There will be times when all that stands as a shield between your family and the adversary’s mischief will be that power,” Burton said.
Burton urged married couples to speak kind words to each other.
She gave the congregation give questions to ask themselves during times of trials and tribulations.
First: When was the last time I sincerely praised my companion, either alone or in the presence of our children?
Second: When was the last time I thanked, expressed love for, or earnestly pled in faith for him or her in prayer?
Third: When was the last time I stopped myself from saying something I knew could be hurtful?
Fourth: When was the last time I apologized and humbly asked for forgiveness — without adding the words “but if only you had” or “but if only you hadn’t”?
Fifth: When was the last time I chose to be happy rather than demanding to be “right”?
Burton said he has committed herself to followed the proverb, “Thee lift me and I’ll life thee, and we’ll ascend together.”