Building Successful Relationships Based On Equality Abstract Too often the priesthood issue makes it difficult to know how to successfully be part of an LDS couple and achieve true equality. The Proclamation on the Family, for example, promotes both honoring the priesthood and equal partnership in marriage. I will discuss how to resolve the confusion and show why a mindset of equality from the start is essential for a relationship to work. Partnership skills in negotiation, in communication, and in establishing an atmosphere of intimacy are key. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and be part of the discussion.