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United We Stand in Marriage, Families, Communites, the World, and with God

Humans are made to be united with each other.  United as families at birth, in marriage, in our communities, our world, and with God.  It is a natural desire and need, this belongingness with others.

 According to Psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary,"The 'belongingness hypothesis' states that people have a basic psychological need to feel closely connected to others, and that caring, affectionate bonds from close relationships are a major part of human behavior." (Selterman 2012)  This is why a person rarely feels satisfied in a state of singleness or isolation.  We need to be united with others. 

First counselor of the Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Henry B. Eyring, said it is a divinely given desire from God,  "He placed in men and women from the beginning a desire to be joined together as man and wife forever to dwell in families in a perfect, righteous union." (Eyring 1)

"...the creation of man and woman, un…