what we have been asked to do today.” Sometimes we must cope with rejection, wait to meet a suitable marriage partner, or accept that the Lord presently needs our talents applied in other areas.Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (1926–2004) said, “Patience …However, we live in a society that emphasizes the body and limits the definition of beauty.
I’ll see if I can find you a partner.” My dad pretended to walk away while my mom laughed at his joke.
But we face a different atmosphere than our parents did, and not just because disco has gone out of style.“Almost all of my friends were married and raising families,” she says.
Such qualities will keep the relationship strong when age and the tests of mortality change our appearance.
Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught that amid “all of the deception” that may initially occur in dating—including always looking our best—we should remember that appearance and style “are essentially unessential.” We must ask ourselves, Would I want this person to be the parent of my children?
Craig Zwick of the Seventy counseled young adults to take a risk in order to “invest in eternal happiness.” He emphasized, “The risk is necessary.” This could mean facing the possibility of rejection or of sacrificing some independence.