Single and Still Faithful

In a church that focuses so much on dating, marriage, and family, how can you avoid feeling discouraged when you are single? Being single is often difficult for members of the Church, no matter their age. Even as a young adult, you may feel unwanted and doubt that you will… Continue reading

Relationships and Peeling Grapefruit

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We all have tiffs at some time or another with family, friends, or our significant other. But are all of these issues really significant? Having problems with your boyfriend or girlfriend, fiancé, or spouse? Have you ever openly talked about the differences that might cause rifts in your relationship? Once… Continue reading

Sexual Purity: Why It Matters

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Sexual purity is ordained of God; learning the doctrine can help us understand why. With the world’s changing views of marriage and sex, it can be easy to lose sight of why chastity is so important—and why keeping sexual intimacy within marriage between a man and a woman is part of… Continue reading

Marriage: Then and Now

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By using “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” as our standard, we can see how far off-center the world’s idea of marriage has become, how it got there, and how we need to define marriage today.  A judicial system has to balance social and individual interests—the good of the… Continue reading

What the Temple Can Teach Us about Marriage

In the current turbulent discussions surrounding marriage, it can be pretty hard to know what that relationship should really look like. Fortunately, we can look to the temple.  With so many models of marriage being proposed today, it can be hard for any of us to understand what an ideal… Continue reading

Why Save Sex for Marriage?

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Waiting until marriage to have sex will improve your relationship. Popular culture in television, music, literature, and art glorifies casual sex and sends the message that it is fun and satisfying to have an intimate relationship with someone before marriage. However, religion and social science studies make stronger arguments that… Continue reading

Is Your Love Mature?

To love maturely, you cannot just fall in love. You must choose in love and do in love.   Is love important in a marriage? Of course! But what exactly does “love” mean? There are so many different kinds of love—we love our spouses, but we also love eating pizza.… Continue reading

Education for Women Takes a Variety of Forms

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What kinds of educational experiences will prepare young-adult women for any future? For women, making decisions about studying at a university, aiming for a career, and raising a family can be tough. While each person’s circumstances are different, all women can benefit from gaining an education to prepare for the… Continue reading

Life’s Two Companions—A Spouse and the Holy Ghost

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God’s plan for each of us includes two companions to help us become divine. Learn how our spouse and the Holy Ghost can help us reach this exalted goal. Heavenly Father’s individual plan for us involves more than just returning home to him. Brother Larry M. Gibson, former first counselor… Continue reading

Finding and Giving Love

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The scriptures tell us to love others as we love ourselves. Elder Holland helps us understand what that really means. In a Brigham Young University devotional address in 2000, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discussed ways we can find and give true love. Elder Holland emphasizes that true love is divine… Continue reading