The 10 marriage commandments: How to make daily choices to love your spouse

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  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 28, 2014 6:06 a.m.

    Good article. Yet what's wrong with the original Ten Commandments?

    Thou shalt not commit adultery is simply repeated here in a different form.

    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Your husband or your wife qualify eminently here for not being slandered by exaggerations, partial truths, false accusations and evil surmisings.

    Thou shalt not covet: When this applies to your neighbor's wife then it strengthens the "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and precludes it. Not coveting would have also precluded imo many divorces where one partner beneifts materially at the expense of the other from the divorce.

    Thou shalt not steal: this includes dishonest handling or reporting of family finances and the selfish embezzling of family funds on selfish pursuits.

    Honoring father and mother: ill will between partners, undermines the other partner to the children and teaches them to have contempt for father and/or mother.

    Honoring God first (first four commandments) would lead to us all following his golden rules of love for Him and His commandments, not worldly pelf, and love of neighbor (with all your heart in marriage.

  • Thought not Dogma Hurricane, UT
    Oct. 27, 2014 5:40 p.m.

    Once again we see the truth of the old saw, "How do you know who the atheist is? Don't worry, he'll tell you."

    Ironically, the very tone of some replies shows that the "10 commandments" have long since passed from being only religious injunctions to being part of our cultural awareness. Kind of like when a brand name like "Kleenex" becomes the preferred name for the item they make, "facial tissue". Why else would avowed atheists have any interest in reading or commenting on a story labeled "10 commandments for (anything)"?

    Yet, given a public display of the 10 commandments, these same folks will claim they are a purely religious document, and their display some kind of official government endorsement of religion.

    The irony is great. Too bad some are so intent to tear down what others believe rather than letting their own lives serve as testament of the goodness of their own beliefs.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 27, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    Thou shalt manipulate the toilet seat to whichever position you require, it it is not already so, without complaint. God doesn't care either way, he's watching football.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    Yet when you bring God into it it makes infinitely better!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    I liked it when I redit. Then I showed it to my wife. I liked her tone of voice when she said I like it. Priceless.

  • Shelama SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    All great advice and nothing there inconsistent with secular humanism.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    Very good advice. And when both parties in the marriage follow these items it'll be crazy successful!

  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    I agree with all of these... and no belief in any god is needed!