Love and marriage is the topic of two articles in this issue of BYU Studies. The first article, by William G. Hartley, discusses the Newel and Lydia Bailey Knight courtship and marriage in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. The second, by M. Scott Bradshaw, explores the legality of marriages performed by Joseph Smith, including Newel and Lydia Knight’s. Another interesting article in this issue is Wilford M. Hess’s review of certain botanical aspects of olive trees and oil production in the Middle East. Also, Paul L. Anderson’s article on the beautiful Laie Hawaii temple describes the evolution of its symbolic artistic and architectural design.