Category Archives: Dating

2016 Dating Segment Closing Post

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the Dating segment! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm ET. The topic will be Education and the segment will most likely last for three weeks, until Sunday March 13.

Before you let this topic rest, ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.


Finally, to end the segment, I just really like the way that Elder Holland said it in his talk How Do I Love Thee? I quoted it in the last daily post, but I think it’s worth saying again:

Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, in married life and eternity? Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Latter-day Saint. Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does. You separate dating from discipleship at your peril. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, is the only lamp by which you can successfully see the path of love and happiness. How should I love thee? As He does, for that way “never faileth.””


~ George

2016 Daily Reminder on Dating: #14 out of 14

I, ____________________, will be a righteous influence on those I date.

“Marrying in the temple and creating an eternal family are essential in God’s plan of happiness.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to making marriage in the temple and raising an eternal family of highest priority, and as far as it is in my power I will teach my children to as well.

Even if you haven’t read any of the paragraphs below before, read these, at least the last one.


“Want Dating Security?

“In Mormon’s and Paul’s final witnesses, they declare that “charity [pure love] never faileth” (Moro. 7:46; 1 Cor. 13:8). It is there through thick and thin. It endures through sunshine and shadow, through darkest sorrow and on into the light. It never fails. So Christ loved us, and that is how He hoped we would love each other.

“In a final command to all His disciples for all time, He said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you” (John 13:34; emphasis added). Of course such Christlike staying power requires more than any of us really have. It requires something more, an endowment from heaven. Remember Mormon’s promise: that such love—the love we each yearn for and cling to—is “bestowed” upon “true followers of Christ.”

Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, in married life and eternity? Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Latter-day Saint. Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does. You separate dating from discipleship at your peril. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, is the only lamp by which you can successfully see the path of love and happiness. How should I love thee? As He does, for that way “never faileth.” ” – How Do I Love Thee? by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, emphasis added.


What can I do to practice virtue and holiness before God continually?

2016 Daily Reminder on Dating: #13 out of 14

I, ____________________, will be a righteous influence on those I date.

“What can I do to be a righteous influence on those I date?” – For the Strength of Youth

Ask yourself the above question. Use it to have a happy night tonight if you go on a date and on any other date that you may go on.


“Dating is fun! Dating is an opportunity for you to develop and expand your friendships with [the other gender]. Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave a simple and meaningful definition of a friend: “Friends are people who make it easier to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Date [those] who make you want to be a better person. “Be your best self” so you can be a good influence to those you date. Become the kind of person you would like to date.” – Advice to Young Women on Dating by the Young Women General Presidency


What can I do to practice virtue and holiness before God continually?

2016 Daily Reminder on Dating: #12 out of 14

I, ____________________, will be a righteous influence on those I date.

“As you enter adult years, make dating and marriage a high priority. Seek a companion who is worthy to go to the temple to be sealed to you for time and all eternity.” – For the Strength of Youth

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, commit to make dating and marriage a high priority as I enter into my adult years.

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, commit to teaching my children to to make dating and marriage a high priority as they enter into their adult years.


“There are many qualities you will want to look for in a friend or a serious date—to say nothing of a spouse and eternal companion—but surely among the first and most basic of those qualities will be those of care and sensitivity toward others, a minimum of self-centeredness that allows compassion and courtesy to be evident. There are lots of limitations in all of us that we hope our sweethearts will overlook. 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 can command—such qualities as thoughtfulness, patience, a kind word, and true delight in the accomplishment of another. These cost us nothing, and they can mean everything to the one who receives them.” – How Do I Love Thee? by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


What can I do to practice virtue and holiness before God continually?

2016 Daily Reminder on Dating: #11 out of 14

I, ____________________, will be a righteous influence on those I date.

“While on a date, be courteous as you listen to others and express your own feelings.” – For the Strength of Youth

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, commit to being courteous as I listen to others. I will also be courteous as I express my own feelings

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, commit to teaching my children to courteous as they listen to others and express their own feelings.


“In dating, treat your date with respect, and expect your date to show that same respect for you.” – Standards of Strength by President Thomas S. Monson


What can I do to practice virtue and holiness before God continually?