About the book: We all know that actions speak louder than words. We may say "I love you," but do our actions back up that claim? Elder Lynn G. Robbins teaches us that love is more than a feeling—it is a commitment, a promise to be responsible, respectful, and responsive to the needs and experiences of other. And like any other action we undertake, perfecting the act of love requires a lifetime of practice and good choices.
As Elder Robbins teaches, the daily choices we make in our marriages and families are what shape lasting love. He helps us to recognize the role that our agency plays in developing forgiveness, patience, kindness, responsibility, and other virtuous traits. We come to see that as we actively try to do things differently, Christ helps us to be the people He wants us to be—people like Him.
Whether you're engaged to be married, a newlywed, or someone with decades of marriage under your belt, this counsel from an inspired leader will help you develop more Christlike love for those around you. As you draw closer to the Savior through your daily choices and actions, His love will fill your home.
My review: Wow! I'd have to say that this book has never been more needed in the world than it is at this time. The world is full of people who either don't get married at all and live however they want to, or people who do get married and then decided after however many years that they don't love the person they are married to anymore. This book teaches us that we don't fall in and out of love on a whim, it is really our choice and actions that ultimately help us stay in love and happy in our marriages and families.
I'd like to say that I have already read every word in this book, and hopefully learned from it, but this is one of those books that you don't want to whip through as fast as you can. I want to read it more slowly and soak up every bit of advice on how to make not only my marriage better, but my family life as well. I'm looking forward to being able to read and learn as much as I can from it. Run out and get this book right away!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Lynn G. Robbins was sustained to the Presidency of the Seventy on April 5, 2014. He became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 2000. Prior to that, he was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy for three years. Elder Robbins served a full-time mission in Argentina and later served as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission.
Elder Robbins received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management. He was one of the founders of Franklin Quest (later Franklin Covey). Elder Robbins and his wife, Jan, are the parents of seven children and eighteen grandchildren.
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