When my husband and I jointly decided that I should take on a demanding work project, neither of us realized the huge shift in family responsibilities that would fall to my husband. The pressure on us reached a near exploding point, and I was told to pull out of the project “or else.” I took this as a call to pray. As I did, I understood that God, as the creator of all, brings together His children in families to bless and support each other. I felt certain that if my husband felt so strongly that I must pull out, that I would. As I was going to tell him of my decision, he came to tell me that his ultimatum was unfounded, and that we could be able to see the project through as a family. And we did.
When a marriage grows out of shared values and commitment to the happiness and welfare of one’s spouse, the union can provide a healthy, stable framework for progress. And Spirit, God, the source of all the spiritual qualities of good in man, is ever with us, providing the wisdom and the opportunities to surmount difficulties—and fulfill our higher purpose.