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?

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