This is where we stood, outside the Salt Lake Temple, just after we were sealed there 30-years ago today. Sometimes it seems like it just happened yesterday. Most of the time, it seems like we have always been together. I guess that is good since we have covenanted to always be together. (Here is the newspaper article of our wedding announcement.)
Today, Dean and I sat in the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple and I reflected on the example of Eve. I’m trying to understand her more inasmuch as I believe she can be symbolic of all women. I won’t pretend to understand all that happened inside the Garden of Eden, but today I felt that the problem was mainly that she didn’t counsel together with Adam about partaking of the fruit. She may have thought that there was no use discussing it with Adam… or maybe she just didn’t think to discuss it with Adam? We don’t know everything that happened and I do believe she gave it a lot of thought beforehand… but in this thing she did not appear to be united with Adam. Assuming they both needed to partake of the fruit in order to have children, maybe she should have discussed it with Adam and heard his counsel on the matter?
I can just see satan trying to separate Adam & Eve. Isn’t that what he strives to do with married couples today? He strives to destroy families. I think it is interesting that satan approached Eve when she was alone. She had been taught that eating the fruit would make her die and satan deceives her about that. When did she realize that eating the fruit had separated her from Adam? Did satan think that Adam would refuse to eat the fruit? I hope I don’t sound overly judgmental towards Adam & Eve. I revere them… and I’m trying to understand them. I can only imagine the joy Adam & Eve must have felt about the plan of redemption. Thank heavens for Jesus Christ, our Savior.