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Elder David A. Bednar, "Marriage Is Essential to His Eternal Plan", Ensign, June 2006
Elder Bednar gives a visual example using the shape of a triangle and drawing towards Christ and Heavenly Father as we use what we have at our disposal. Granted, he did this to help provide an example for eternal marriage, but I think this applies to any relationship, including with with those with whom we do not agree.
So, picture a triangle. There's the top, and then the two corners at the bottom. Jesus Christ is the top, the apex. At the bottom is you on one side and the other person on the other. That other person being your spouse, child, friend, leader, neighbor, coworker, whomever.
So, as you and the other person are drawn towards Christ, the triangle becomes smaller and, a natural byproduct of that, is you and the other person become drawn towards each other too. What's interesting is that even if the other person doesn't want to work towards Christ, the triangle still shrinks and you are still drawn towards that person....because Christ is always moving towards each of us, only they're not moving.
Obviously, in a marriage, the couple, both of them should work and move towards Christ together.
Point is, as we align ourselves more with Christ, then we develop His characteristics. We are more loving, more kind, more friendly, more neighborly, and more understanding.