Does the person you are dating tear others down or build them up?
Is his or her attitude and language and conduct what you would like to live with every day? The right marriage is not only about what I want; it’s also about what she—who’s going to be my companion—wants and needs me to be.
Recently, a young filmmaker said he felt he was part of a “generation of prodigals”—a generation “looking for hope and joy and fulfillment, but looking in all the wrong places and in the wrong ways.”In the Savior’s parable of the prodigal son, the son had many blessings awaiting him, but before he could claim them, he had to look closely at his life, his choices, and his circumstances. ” Just remember, you are a pilot, and you are in charge.
When you date, learn everything you can about each other. Have you observed one another under stress, responding to success and failure, resisting anger, and dealing with setbacks?
Both said to me, “If you want my counsel, be prepared to take it.” I understood what that meant.
Prayerfully select mentors who have your spiritual well-being at heart. If you want more than you now have, reach You have your agency, you have strong testimonies if you are obedient, and you can follow the Spirit that guides you.
“Put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good. He taught me, “You are rich if you can live happily within your means.” How can you do it? It puts you in a better position to serve and to bless those around you. It will strengthen you to fight against ignorance and error.
As Joseph Smith taught: “Knowledge does away with darkness, suspense and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is. In knowledge there is power.” Education will prepare you for what is ahead, including marriage. The track that leads to marriage passes through the terrain called dating!
One of the purposes of the scriptures is to show us how righteous people respond to temptation and evil. Similarly, He will help us know whether to fight, flee, or go with the flow of our unfolding circumstances.