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The Story of Adam and Eve: 3 Life Lessons Taught by Eve

By Mormon.org
Adam and Eve depicted in the Garden of Eden. Eve was a great example to us.

Many of us are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve.

As God’s first children on earth, Adam and Eve were living in the Garden of Eden. They lived in a perfect state; they didn’t feel any sorrow or pain (which might seem nice, except that without it, they also couldn’t feel any joy).

As we know, Adam and Eve eventually partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. As a consequence, they were separated from God’s presence physically and spiritually—an event referred to as the “Fall.” They became mortal—just as we are now—subject to sin, disease, all types of suffering, and ultimately death.

But as they were obedient to the gospel of Jesus Christ, Adam and Eve were able to receive God’s inspiration and revelation.

Eve was a wonderful example of a dutiful companion and faithful follower of God. From her example, we can learn many things. Three important lessons are outlined below:

Eve and Adam bore the responsibilities of parenthood and taught the gospel to their children

Eve was an excellent example of a great parent. Along with Adam, she raised a righteous posterity and taught her children well. Among other things, they taught principles of honesty, self-reliance, and loving kindness. They set examples for their children to follow. And, perhaps like us, not all their children chose to emulate their righteous examples, but they still persevered and did their best to model characteristics of devoted disciples for their children.

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Eve, with her partner, Adam, worshipped the Lord in prayer

As a couple, Adam and Eve knew where to look for strength, solace, and protection; the Lord was their rock and salvation. They were examples of people who counselled with the Lord in all their doings and truly pleaded with Him for inspiration and personal revelation to guide both of them as a couple. They also called upon the name of the Lord for their children.

Eve serves as a great example to each of us; we too should turn to the Lord in times we want to show gratitude for all we have, as well as in times of urgent need. He will be there for all of us if we look to Him in faith.

Eve labored in love beside her husband, Adam

Adam and Eve labored together in love. Their partnership was not unequal. They strove for unity and oneness.

Scriptures state clearly, “Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11).

Speaking of becoming one in marriage, the holy scriptures also declare, “They twain shall be one flesh” (Mark 10:8; see also Matthew 19:6).

Again, Eve’s example of striving to become one with Adam helps us understand how we can learn to grow and become one in purpose with our partners.

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