Since beginning employment at BYU, one of my greatest fears has been giving a devotional talk.However, when I prayed about the invitation to speak to you, I not only received confirmation to give this talk, but I also received the topic to cover.For one thing, this year we reach a milestone in our lives—we will have lived as long married to each other, twenty-two years, as we did before marriage.Surely that ought to justify some sort of sage advice from us.Highlights of the article: In short, it’s a buyer’s market in which men are the buyers and women are the commodities.So, in a church so obviously geared toward men, why are so many of them leaving?
To quote my father, the rocks in Jeff’s head have not yet filled the holes in mine.Pat: We are going to talk about some of the “before” and “after” of marriage—our marriage.But this will be slightly different from what might seem a traditional BYU sermonette on the subject. I first want to thank the Brigham Young University administration for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today. I also commend you for attending and watching these devotionals.When I first began my employment at BYU, a colleague of mine told me that if I attended devotionals, my work at the university would be blessed. It is an honor to speak to you today, and I pray that the Holy Spirit will attend to help edify and uplift all of us.