Family relationships are sacred and can grow stronger in eternity.
As I read this, I immediately began bracing for negative comments about homosexuality and gay marriage. I reflected on all of the lessons I've endured where people have made well meaning, but offensive comments. I began wondering what would be the right response if the derogatory comments started flying. (I should note I have very strong opinions about marriage, opinions that wouldn't be too far out of mainstream Mormonism... but I can't stand the negative comments so many fellow members make out of ignorance.) I wondered, if the negative comments did start should I out myself just to put in their place anyone who was making hurtful remarks. I decided against that since the motive behind an action is sometimes more important than the action itself. Luckily nothing was said... at least not in Priesthood meeting. I hear that Relief Society was not so lucky.
As Paul says, we should “be ready always to give an answer to every man”. So what is the right response? I haven’t figured it out yet, but open to suggestions.