“Choose a companion carefully and prayerfully; and when you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Priceless advice comes from a small framed plaque I once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt. It read, “Choose your love; love your choice.” —President Thomas S. Monson
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always been a family-centered faith. President Boyd K. Packer said in 2010 that “The ultimate end of all activity in the Church is that a man and his wife and their children might be happy at home, protected by the principles and laws of the gospel, …
“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.” Marjorie Hinckley
I have learned the flip turn in a day, I have learned the butterfly rhythm, the breast stroke and everything about it, I have put everything I have in learning more and more, and now I will swim the 500 and make the team even if I feel like I can't go on!