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Monday, December 24, 2012

Giving and Receiving The Gift of Sex

Each and every time, sex is a gift our spouse gives to us from the deepest part of who they are.

Do we receive that gift with joy and gladness?

Can we give that gift with joy and gladness and expect nothing in return? (Moroni 7:8)

"As we get older...our ability to receive gifts with the same enthusiasm and grace seems to diminish. Sometimes people even get to the point where they can’t receive a gift or, for that matter, even a compliment without embarrassment or feelings of indebtedness.

They mistakenly think that the only acceptable way to respond to receiving a gift is by giving back something of even greater value.

Others simply fail to see the significance of a gift—focusing only on its outward appearance or its value and ignoring the deep meaning it has to the sincere giver...

...At Christmastime we talk a lot about giving, and we all know that “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” but I wonder if sometimes we disregard or even disparage the importance of being a good receiver."

~ Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf