degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor, and admiration. What do kisses mean when given out like pretzels and robbed of sacredness?
The old-fashioned date was a wonderful way to get acquainted with a member of the opposite sex. It allowed you to see how you treat others and how you are treated in a one-on-one situation. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. “It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it.
Make certain that the marriage in your future is a temple marriage.
There is no scene so sweet, no time so sacred as that very special day of your marriage. Be alert; do not permit temptation to rob you of this blessing.” The first day I saw Frances, I knew I’d found the right one.
“Are you related to this Monson,” he said, “Elias Monson? He too was a missionary in Sweden.” Her father wept. He said, “He and his companion were the missionaries who taught the gospel to my mother and my father and all of my brothers and sisters and to me.” He kissed me on the cheek.
And then her mother cried, and she kissed me on the other cheek.