The words spoken in that blessing stay with me to this day and ring truer to me as time passes.
I can still quote them: 'If you cannot bear the difficulties and challenges of single life, you will never be able to bear the difficulties and challenges of married life.' I sat a bit stunned.
It is the only place under the heavens where marriage can be solemnized for eternity. ’ If they can’t honestly answer yes, then they ought to think about what they are doing and make some changes.” Sister Elaine S.
Dalton, "Dating and Virtue" "There is more to a foundation of eternal marriage than a pretty face or an attractive figure.
There is more to consider than popularity or charisma.
As you seek an eternal companion, look for someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of his commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home." Elder Richard G.
Merely tweeting, texting, emailing and friending cannot genuinely create a well-rounded relationship.I realized I had the capacity not only to bear difficult things but to look for the best in every situation. Life is a challenge, but it will always be a challenge — single or married — and I wanted to be equal to that challenge.I testify from hard-earned experience that the Lord is always preparing us for greater happiness and blessings.'That best portion of a good man’s life (is) his ... I suppose no one is as handsome or as beautiful as he or she wishes, or as brilliant in school or as witty in speech or as wealthy as we would like, but in a world of varied talents and fortunes that we can’t always command, I think that makes even more attractive the qualities we "Begin to prepare for a temple marriage as well as for a mission. In cultures where dating is appropriate, do not date until you are 16 years old. "A wise father said to his son, 'If you ever find yourself in a place where you shouldn’t ought to be, get out! Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings" "Our responsibility is to become the best disciples of Christ we can become.On one occasion, full of worry and frustration about my single situation and my advancing years, I went to a priesthood leader for a blessing to strengthen me.