When me and my wife were married, the sealer repeated to us some counsel given by David O. McKay to Thomas S. Monson: Never go to bed angry at each other.
Having heard this counsel on many occasions and then on our wedding day, I took it to heart. It wasn’t long before we had the chance to implement this counsel and I was particularly vigurous with it. So much so that the counsel itself created its own arguments. You see, I’ve had the blessing of marrying a very reasonable and understanding woman. 95% of our anger is the result of issues outside the home which then creates impatience, irritability and agitation within our relationship. For us the best solutions to these bits of contention is often a good night’s sleep. It’s usually the next morning that the feelings have left my mind and heart. In short, this counsel that I treated as doctrine, has proved to be a very good suggestions that just doesn’t work for us personally. This experience has made me think more about the counsel we are given and try to discern the commandments from suggestions.
I’ve been wondering about a few gray areas and would appreciate your input. Feel free to present any of your own.
No tattoos- ?
No piercings for men- ?
Only ear piercings for women(one in each ear)- ?
Write your congressman in support of a constitutional ammendment to ban gay marriage- ?
Don’t get cremated when you die- ?