The Meaning of Love in Mormonism
Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer, captivates her audience by weaving one single concept throughout her entire series -- the quest for eternal love. As romantic and fantastical as this may be to read, for Meyer, a Mormon, it is more than just mere fantasy--it’s reality – minus, of course, all the vampire action.
To find out how I explained true eternal love to On Faith readers, less the vampires, click HERE.
After the article was published at On Faith, I had an unexpected surprise in finding that the Mormon Newsroom linked over to my article on the Washington Post!
In a Valentine’s Day commentary on the Washington Post’s “On Faith” forum, a Mormon in California notes that the eternal love of Christ is the “lens through which Mormons view their most personal relationships.”
Read more: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormon-view-love
I loved spending time pondering and praying about how I could best explain, limited to 800 words, what love means to Mormons, to those not of our faith. And of course with it being Valentine's Day, I would focus on romantic love, or marriage, first, but also love in the larger context of the LDS faith. This exercise was such a beautiful experience and gave me such an appreciation for just how much the gospel of Jesus Christ, at its very center, influences every aspect of our lives -- as it should.
When we come to understand the phrase "true religion" its power must manifest itself in all things of a person's life to claim that it is so, if it is indeed authentic.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in my view, can justly proclaim that it is truth, evidenced by its fruit in the lives of its many members!
Photo Credit: Mormon Newsroom
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