Something Wonderful

The past couple of days Aaron has not been feeling very well. Actually, that's an understatement; he's been miserable.

While I was driving to Walgreens for the third time yesterday, I started thinking about the time many times that I have had a bad day and Aaron has been there to give me comfort and unconditional love.

Right before we made marital covenants between each other and our Heavenly Father, we shared our deepest feelings and made a few, more specific promises about how we would treat each other.

Those promises and covenants we made on our wedding day are very sacred to both of us. They are more important to us than any other person, addiction, or worldly thing. There is peace and comfort in knowing that no matter what happens there is a person that loves you unconditionally and cares for you more than anything else.

It breaks my heart that there are people who have never felt, or even understood, the peace that these promises bring. Today there are too many couples signing prenups and dividing belongings before they are even married. It seems that gangs have more loyalty between members than do married couples. Pornography is considered "normal" and many men leave their families because of their "loyalty" to their own addiction.

We are all human and make mistakes. We are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. But it is these promises and covenants that we make to each other that help us to become better people.

I'm so grateful that I married a person who is fiercely loyal to me and his Heavenly Father. Our commitment to each other is what brings true security and happiness.

And this is something truly wonderful.


  1. This was such a beautiful post Jess! I am going through the temple in a couple weeks and am so excited to start on the road to making the covenants that I will one day make with my best friend and eternal companion.

  2. So sweet! It only gets better. I realized about a year or two ago just how much we've grown as a couple since we got married. Matt's always been really great to me, but I've just barely started to reciprocate :) It's great that you're learning that so early on.

  3. Thank you both! Jennie, it's so good to hear that it gets better! I feel that the first year or two is spent getting used to each other and getting to know each others' limits :) but I can feel our relationship/life getting better and better the more we learn how to work together and communicate.