In giving an answer to a myriad of questions posed by a small grouping of young solitary Latter-day Saints, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland noted a familiar theme threaded through many of their and their ecclesiastical associates’ responses.
“You are meant to keep this believing that is devotional God’s love for your needs. That is my message and my witness,” Elder Holland stated through the question-and-answer format devotional on Sunday, Feb. 14. “In this life while the next, you may take pleasure in the love and security of a divine Father.”
Talking to adults, including 16- to 18-year-old teenagers and women, from six stakes plus one region in Lubbock, Texas, Elder Holland of this Quorum regarding the Twelve Apostles and three other basic Church leaders offered words of caution and invite in addition to loving counsel.
Elder Holland had been accompanied in the devotional broadcast by Elder Ruben V. Alliaud, 2nd therapist within the North America Southwest region; Sister Michelle Craig, very very first counselor into the women basic presidency; and Bishop L. Todd Budge, 2nd counselor into the Presiding Bishopric.
The Church leaders offered responses as candid as the questions in answering inquiries on a variety of topics — ranging from dating and finding a spouse to preparing for the Second Coming to LGBT issues and feeling comfortable at church.
Marriage and dating
Due to the fact devotional happened on Valentine’s Day — a period recognized in america as a party of love and love — it had been wonder that is little many concerns needed to do with relationship and marriage.
The question that is first by Elder Holland noted the turmoil operating rampant on the planet and whether young Latter-day Saints are “too hasty” in rushing into wedding.
Elder Holland consented that Latter-day Saints shouldn’t be subject to haste or frenzy about any of it decision that is eternally significant. Continue reading