Elohim is the word used to refer to God in the Old Testament. In Institute on Tuesday, something interesting was brought to my attention. The word Elohim is plural. At first, it confused me. How can it be plural? It's referring to God, or Heavenly Father, who is one separate being, right? Then, we discussed it a little more.
There's something we often forget. We often speak of Heavenly Father, but what about our Heavenly Mother? I know it's out of respect that we usually don't talk about her, but it sure is interesting to think about. So, I realized that the word Elohim does not only refer to Heavenly Father, but Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother, as one, but still plural.
This is my model for how a marriage relationship should be. Plural, but still one.
Let me explain. Two people get married. Plural. But, because they are married, they should be one.
There is no equality in marriage. It bugs me a lot when people say that, or even worse, try to define it.
Husband and wife should act as one entity. Of course there will be differing ideas and such, but that is the point. Husband and wife must come together as one, and act as one. Sadly, I do not think that this is a concept that most couples understand. People are too busy thinking about equality and how it's supposed to work. They don't realize that 'equality' doesn't matter.
I believe that Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother act as one. Heavenly Mother has just as much influence in our lives as does Heavenly Father, we just don't really realize it.
Just food for thought.