Thursday, September 23, 2010


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. 



  1. Love this. Want dessert for that thought food?

    The word compliment (i.e. "you guys are great together, he totally compliments you") comes from the word complete. You can't be complete without someone who compliments you.

    The cherry on top? We cannot obtain celestial glory, godhood, or perfection until we have a celestial marriage.

    Yup. Put that one in your crock pot and cook it.

  2. Beautiful :) I think I've been enlightened... I don't know if my brain can handle it! Really, that is one incredible thought. Thanks for sharing! Love you!

  3. You my friend were right to tell me to look up this post after my blogging adventures last night. That is some awesome food for thought. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thanks for referring me here; I couldn't agree more. On my mission I was able to experience many different companionships. Each had its own strengths and weaknesses, and each made me a better person in the end. But the best ones were when, through the hard work necessary, we achieved that oneness. There was a real, tangible difference between those truly unified companionships and the others. And that's how I look at marriage now that I'm looking for an eternal companion; I don't want to see my wife as merely "my wife." I want to see her as my other half--that which really completes me, without which I would be left only half a man, and to whom I would give just as much regard (or more) as I would myself. In the context of this blog post, that would be like achieving "Elohim" in that the couple is as one entity.