Sunday, February 27, 2011

How will we respond?

"Adversity will be a constant or occasional companion for each of us throughout our lives [and our marriages]. We cannot avoid it. The only question is how we will react to it. Will our adversity to stumbling blocks or stepping-stones."
-- Dallin H. Oaks

Today at church we enjoyed another great Marriage & Family Relations Sunday school class...talking about responding to challenges in marriage. They are inevitable. But we absolutely have the choice of how we will respond... I can't express enough how grateful I am to have Adam as my forever companion. I get to walk through life with him, hand in hand, experiencing the good and the bad. We are trying, and will do, our best to make sure our trials are stepping stones and not stumbling blocks. And right by us is Christ, who has experienced it all. That knowledge is so comforting. And this verse in John is absolutely beautiful:
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

They say the best things in life are worth fighting for right?
Whatever comes at us...we will fight, and we will win :)


Lauren Byers said...

This is beautiful :)
I feel like church today was also all about adversity and how to overcome it. It makes me nervous but I'm so grateful for the plan of salvation!

kylie said...

church is oh so good! i love it!

thatjordangirl said...

This is fantastic, and very good thoughts to live by. To be honest this is something you don't think about and probably should.

Angela Brian said...

i love hearing about your sunday lessons.

i want to take your marriage and family class soo bad, it sounds amazing!

can't wait to hear how next sunday goes!

Sherri said...

I also love reading your sunday lessons! Just wanted you to know that I am hosting my very first giveaway & it is a DIY project of yours!! Hope you have a great week:)

kELLY said...

that verse is literally my most favorite. ever.

Shay said...

...Yes we will! Love this, Haley!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i thought that was a photo of sushi rolls. clearly, i am too hungry.

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