Face to Face with the Bednars

Elder and Sister Bednar tackle tough questions from young people worldwide about love, relationships, and what it means to be an Apostle today.

 

“Would the Lord send one of Twelve Apostles halfway around the world to help just one person? The answer is yes. He does it all the time.” —Elder Bednar

Have you ever wanted to sit down with someone who had the answers to all your questions and concerns? What would you ask an Apostle if you could ask anything you wanted?

On May 12, 2015, Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Susan, spent the evening in a Face to Face devotional, during which they answered questions from youth around the world.

When asked about how they fell in love, Sister Bednar responded that people don’t necessarily fall in love at first sight; it takes time to build and create love. When creating this love with a companion, men and women should let their differences complement each other. It takes effort.

Elder Bednar agreed that “you don’t just fall in love. . . . You don’t just sit around and wait for that to occur. You engage in love the verb and then love the noun, the emotion, [the] feeling, is just remarkable.” Love, the feeling, follows acts of love and vice versa.“You create [love]; you don’t find it.”

Another form of love that the Bednars addressed comes from our Heavenly Father. In response to a question from a young man from India, Elder Bednar explained that the real purpose of Apostles is to share Heavenly Father’s love with individuals through service. “Would the Lord send one of Twelve Apostles halfway around the world to help just one person? The answer is yes. He does it all the time.”

Watch the full event.

Source: lds.org

—Carissa Burton, Mormon Insights

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Read an article on Mormon Newsroom about the event, including online comments from youth

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3 Comments

  1. Elder and Sister Bednar are super cute. It is so amazing that apostles would go all the way across the world to help a signle person. Our Heavenly Father really does care about us as individuals.

  2. I really like that they say Love is an action verb. Too many people, myself included, forget to show their love. Their words of wisdom really bring that message home.

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