Temporary pleasure in the backseat of an automobile is not worth the incredibly high price of heartache, self-doubt, and guilt, with always the question gnawing at one’s spirit, “Is it true love that I feel or some sort of hormonal substitute?
Let me tell you an experience I had several years ago. She said, “There’s a couple here, Elder Pinnock, that you have been assigned to talk with.”I could tell she was very nervous, and I said, “Have them in.” A man and a woman came into my office. He began pounding on my desk, “Tell her I have the priesthood, and she’s to do what I tell her to do.”The first thing I said was, “Stop pounding on my desk.” The second thing I said was, “Brother, you do not have the priesthood.”“Oh, yes, I do.
I was given the priesthood last June.”I said, “You don’t have the priesthood,” and I turned behind me to where my scriptures lay.
He won the marathon in the 1972 Olympics, placed second in 1976, and has won literally hundreds of long-distance races.
As we talked about his training schedule, I learned that he had dedicated a great part of his life to succeeding in that impressive area of athletics.
Relationships are to be never ending, but the world does not comprehend this great truth.
Second, the world does not understand spirituality or the fact that we can receive personal revelations that will assist us in any of the challenges that will come our way.Tonight I shall not address the mate-selection process except to say three things: First, obedience, brothers and sisters, is the sure cornerstone of happiness.A boyfriend or girlfriend who does not have a wholesome respect for regulations during the dating process will often continue to break the rules after the word yes at the altar is spoken.We must bring, brothers and sisters, the Savior and his teachings into our homes and hearts, and when we do, he will guide us.To really succeed, your eternal marriage must be Christ centered. My secretary picked up the telephone and buzzed me. My comments this evening are directed to those of you who will dedicate an important part of your earthly lives to making your eventual eternal marriages succeed.