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Marriage advice has rarely been hard to come by, and the wealth of relationship recommendations available online has made that increasingly true.

Many have read and shared messages from bloggers who discuss their own marriage experiences and advice online. While some suggestions are simply viewed by family and friends, other posts have gone viral, receiving national and even global attention.

For years, leaders of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints have also shared marriage advice, warnings and encouragement. They have given counsel on topics such as selfishness, gratitude, responsibilities and much more.

Click through this list to find 28 pieces of advice and encouragement from previous and current LDS leaders.

"Choose your love ..."
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"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.' There is great wisdom in those few words. Commitment in marriage is absolutely essential."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Taking time ..."
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"Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home."
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Celebrate and commemorate ..."
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"Celebrate and commemorate each day together as a treasured gift from heaven."
-Elder Russell M. Nelson

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Don't withhold those natural expressions of love."
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“Do you tell your wife often how very much you love her? It will bring her great happiness. I’ve heard men tell me when I say that, 'Oh, she knows.' You need to tell her. A woman grows and is greatly blessed by that reassurance. Express gratitude for what your spouse does for you. Express that love and gratitude often. That will make life far richer and more pleasant and purposeful. Don’t withhold those natural expressions of love. And it works a lot better if you are holding her close while you tell her.”
-Elder Richard G. Scott

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"First observe ..."
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"First observe, then serve."
-Sister Linda K. Burton

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"When was the last time..."
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"We can begin to become more diligent and concerned at home by telling the people we love that we love them. Such expressions do not need to be flowery or lengthy. We simply should sincerely and frequently express love.

"Brethren and sisters, when was the last time you took your eternal companion in your arms and said, 'I love you?' "
-Elder David A. Bednar

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"True marriage is based on ..."
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"Some think of happiness as a glamorous life of ease, luxury, and constant thrills; but true marriage is based on a happiness which is more than that, one which comes from giving, serving, sharing, sacrificing, and selflessness."
-President Spencer W. Kimball

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Express gratitude ..."
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"Express gratitude for what your spouse does for you. Express that love and gratitude often. That will make life far richer and more pleasant and purposeful."
-Elder Richard G. Scott

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Love is a fragile thing ..."
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"Love is a fragile thing, and some elements in life can try to break it. Much damage can be done if we are not in tender hands, caring hands. To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith — faith all of us must be willing to exercise. If we do it right, we end up sharing everything — all our hopes, all our fears, all our dreams, all our weaknesses, and all our joys — with another person."
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Read more of his message on BYU.edu.

"I believe in marriage."
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"I believe in marriage. I believe it to be the ideal pattern for human living."
-President Boyd K. Packer

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Converse with each other ..."
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“Converse with each other, thereby never letting little things become big things."
-Elder Robert D. Hales

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"Being happily and successfully married is ..."
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"Being happily and successfully married is generally not so much a matter of marrying the right person as it is being the right person."
-President Howard W. Hunter

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"Let them know ..."
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"Often we assume that they must know how we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Union in love ..."
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"Our Heavenly Father wants our hearts to be knit together. That union in love is not simply an ideal. It is a necessity."
-President Henry B. Eyring

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"Do not miss living through the difficult times ..."
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"... As we look back on our thirty-six years together, some of the most beautiful times of our lives were during those early days of our marriage when we were your age. Sister Ballard was 19 and I was 22. Do not miss living through the difficult times with your companion. I believe in many ways Barbara and I became more dependent upon each other and more dependent upon the Lord in those early days of our marriage than perhaps at any other time."
-Elder M. Russell Ballard

Read more of his message on BYU.edu.

"I am satisfied..."
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“I am satisfied that a happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion.”
-President Gordon B. Hinckley

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"Both men and women need..."
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“Both men and women need righteous desires that will lead them to eternal life. Let us remember that desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”
-Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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"There's not a higher good than ..."
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"There’s not a higher good than motherhood and fatherhood and marriage. There is no superior career and no amount of money, authority, or public acclaim that can exceed the ultimate rewards of family."
-Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"The miracle of ..."
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"It is only with the companionship of the Holy Ghost that we can hope to be equally yoked in a marriage free from discord. I have seen how that companionship is crucial for felicity in a marriage. The miracle of becoming one requires the help of heaven, and it takes time. Our goal is to live together forever in the presence of Heavenly Father and our Savior."
-President Henry B. Eyring

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"Assume the good ..."
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"Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad."
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Read more of his message on BYU.edu.

"The sacred bonds of marriage ..."
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"The sacred bonds of marriage invite unity, fidelity, respect, and mutual support."
-Elder L. Tom Perry

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"It doesn't hurt ..."
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"It doesn't hurt at all to be on good terms with the mother of the girl of your dreams."
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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"... Choose activities that we can attend together."
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"Early in our marriage my wife, Mary, and I decided that to the extent possible we would choose activities that we could attend together."
-Elder Quentin L. Cook

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"Look for the good ..."
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"To appreciate — to say 'I love you' and 'thank you' — is not difficult. But these expressions of love and appreciation do more than acknowledge a kind thought or deed. They are signs of sweet civility. As grateful partners look for the good in each other and sincerely pay compliments to one another, wives and husbands will strive to become the persons described in those compliments."
-Elder Russell M. Nelson

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"We all need each other ..."
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“We all need each other. Sons of God need daughters of God, and daughters of God need sons of God. We have different gifts and different strengths.”
-Sister Carole M. Stephens

Read more of her message on LDS.org.

"We should remember ..."
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“We should remember that saying, 'I love you' is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love.”
-Elder David A. Bednar

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"... the standards in my life went way up ..."
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“Once I married her," Elder Andersen said, "the standards in my life went way up — being totally consistent in prayer and scripture study, keeping the commandments with precision. She has a pure and disciplined faith.”
-Elder Neil L. Andersen

Read more of his message on LDS.org.

"We have unique responsibilities and roles ..."
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"As sons and daughters of God, we each have unique responsibilities and roles, and through the blessings of the priesthood, we are all given equal partnership, gifts, and blessings.”
-Sister Julie B. Beck

Read more of her message on LDS.org.