Jun 13, 2015

Love is a Choice: Making Your Marriage and Family Stronger

A review copy was provided

Love is a Choice: 
Making Your Marriage and Family Stronger
by Lynn G. Robbins

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
This book is way beyond just good--it is phenomenal! A MUST-READ for EVERYONE!

There is just so much in this book--from simply showing your love... to using your agency... to being 100% responsible for your actions... to teaching your children... to finding true happiness through love... and more.

The author uses synonyms and antonyms to really clarify what love is--and the section about charity is profound!

I absolutely love this quote:
"Because love is as much a verb as it is a noun, the phrase 'I love you' is as much a promise of behavior and commitment as it is an expression of feeling. When we choose to love (the verb) and decide to act by expressing and showing it, only then can the noun of love begin to blossom."

Over and over I am reminded that love is the key to everything and this book clearly testifies of that truth.

Do not miss out on this book!
It is SO. SO. SO. GOOD!

You, as a person, will be strengthened.
Your relationships will be strengthened.
Your family will be strengthened.

Love really is the key -- and "love is a choice-"

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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