[Note: The following text was taken verbatim from the M Men-Gleaner Manual, “Love, Marriage, and You” used in 1956-1957. Previous entries in this series can be found here.]
Keeping Morally Clean
AFTER a sumptuous dinner had been served, several young, married couples were relaxing leisurely around a glowing fire in Helen’s front room. Most of the group had been married two or three years. The conversation went from children to “projected satellites” and back to children again. Soon a serious discussion developed about what each couple considered to be the most basic values in life. Helen suggested children; Ron volunteered “the Gospel”; Harriet said she thought friends were most important; Harry explained that one of the greatest things to him was the sincere, basic trust shared by him and his wife. He said to feel that they were sweethearts for “time and eternity” and that no one could encroach on their beautiful love was all-important to him. Although no final decision was made before the group disbanded, every person there agreed that husbands and wives who live a clean life and are morally true to each other are building a solid foundation for a beautiful relationship throughout the eternities.
1. Which of the things mentioned in this incident do you think is most valuable? Why?
2. Why is it important for husbands and wives to always “be true to each other?”