Love & Marriage

Love & Marriage

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Curious about love and marriage? Uncertain how to strengthen your relationship skills? Our hand-curated Love and Marriage podcast is full of talks from acclaimed speakers who want to help. Every Friday, hear new advice from popular BYU guests as they share with you what they have learned about love.


Disciples of Jesus Christ—Defenders of Marriage | Russell M. Nelson, Aug 2014
May 29 • 20 min
Russell M. Nelson teaches that family life will be your most enduring reward. You will be called upon as defenders of marriage and family. Support the show.
“As I Have Loved You”: Emulating the Savior’s Example of Agency-Based Love in Dating and Marriage Relationships | Jason S. Carroll, Apr 2019
May 31, 2019 • 29 min
Dr. Jason Carroll discusses why we should remember that love is a fruit of good relationships, not the root. He encourages Christlike behavior in dating.
How Do I Love Thee? | Jeffrey R. Holland, Feb 2000
May 17, 2019 • 33 min
In all relationships, but especially in romance, charity - including selflessness, kindness, tolerance, and support - is the love that “never faileth.”
Repentance and Forgiveness in Marriage | Richard B. Miller, Jan 2010
May 10, 2019 • 21 min
The eternal principles of repentance and forgiveness build strong and happy relationships in marriage. Learn to say “I’m sorry” and to let go of resentment.
“And the Greatest of These Is Love” | Gordon B. Hinckley, Feb 1978
May 3, 2019 • 23 min
Love is not just an investment; it is an adventure. It is not an idyllic dream; it happens. But I also wish to remind you of its import in a sacred sense.
Love and Marriage | Theodore M. Burton, Jun 1986
Apr 26, 2019 • 29 min
Divorce is, sadly, all too common. Elder Burton’s speech focuses on the great love story of Adam and Eve and how to keep your marriage strong.
Whom Shall I Marry? | Spencer W. Kimball, Mar 1952
Apr 19, 2019 • 25 min
Why is it important to marry in the faith, and in the temple? Because blessings await our families that can be found only through eternal covenants.
Some Things We Have Learned—Together | Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland, Jan 1985
Apr 12, 2019 • 35 min
Jeffrey and Patricia Holland share the lessons they have learned in their marriage, with great counsel for students married or single.
“Loving with the Spirit and with the Understanding” | Marlin K. Jensen, Mar 1993
Apr 5, 2019 • 35 min
With a testimony of the eternal potential of our marriages, we are capable of loving with the spirit as well as a firm understanding of that love’s purpose.
Choose an Eternal Companion | Bruce R. McConkie, May 1966
Mar 28, 2019 • 18 min
The most important decision you can make in this life is choosing your eternal companion. Don’t settle for less than eternity.
To Have Peace and Happiness | Richard G. Scott, Sep 2010
Mar 22, 2019 • 27 min
Why is marriage important? Elder Scott testifies of the blessings of marriage and temple covenants through interviewing and counseling with a young couple.
Love of the Savior | Timothy B. Smith, Feb 2008
Mar 15, 2019 • 27 min
As we embody a spirit of love, we will find increased happiness and joy in our individual lives. Love can strengthen our families, friendships, and more.
Eternal Marriage | Elray L. Christiansen, Feb 1953
Mar 8, 2019 • 27 min
Indescribable blessings come from eternal marriage. This speaker reminds young adults that temple marriage is an essential part of their journey to God.
Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Celestial Marriage | Bruce A. Chadwick, May 2002
Mar 1, 2019 • 28 min
In a time where hooking up is more popular than dating, Dr. Chadwick gives vital advice on how to make and keep strong, righteous relationships.
Celestial Marriage—A Little Heaven on Earth | Robert D. Hales, Nov 1976
Feb 21, 2019 • 34 min
Celestial marriage is one of God’s greatest blessings; however, it requires humility and diligence to prepare for and create a happy, eternal family.
The Right Person, the Right Place, the Right Time | Thomas B. Holman, Aug 2000
Feb 15, 2019 • 35 min
Marriage can be an intimidating decision, but we have been given all the information we need to find the right person, right time, and right place.
The Experience of Love and the Limitations of Psychological Explanation | Brent D. Slife, May 2017
Feb 8, 2019 • 33 min
The common Cartesian, egoistic theories in psychology fall short when describing the unselfish, gracious, and unexplainable phenomenon of love.
Ten Keys to Successful Dating and Marriage Relationships | Hugh W. Pinnock, May 1981
Feb 1, 2019 • 35 min
Marriage is key for our exaltation, but successful marriages do not come without hard work. Elder Pinnock offers ten suggestions for happier marriages.
Marriage, Family Law, and the Temple | Bruce C. Hafen, Jan 2014
Jan 31, 2014 • 44 min
In a world where family ideals consistently gravitate toward convenience, Elder Hafen reminds us of the order of marriage taught in the Lord’s temples.