In responding to an array of questions posed by a team of young solitary Latter-day Saints, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland noted a theme that is familiar through many of their along with his ecclesiastical associates’ reactions.
“You are expected to keep this devotional believing in God’s love for your needs. That is my message and my witness,” Elder Holland stated through the question-and-answer format devotional on Sunday, Feb. 14. “In this life as well as the next, you may take pleasure in the love and security of the divine Father.”
Talking with teenagers, including 16- to 18-year-old young men and ladies, from six stakes and something district in Lubbock, Texas, Elder Holland of this Quorum regarding the Twelve Apostles and three other basic Church leaders offered terms of caution and invite also loving counsel.
Elder Holland had been joined in the devotional broadcast by Elder Ruben V. Alliaud, 2nd therapist when you look at the North America Southwest Area; Sister Michelle Craig, first therapist within the ladies general presidency; and Bishop L. Todd Budge, second therapist within the Presiding Bishopric.
In responding to inquiries on a number of topics — including dating and finding a partner to finding your way through the 2nd arriving at LGBT issues and experiencing comfortable at church — the Church leaders offered responses because candid as the concerns.
Wedding and dating
Since the devotional occured on Valentine’s Day — a period recognized in america being a party of love and affection — it absolutely was little wonder that numerous concerns needed to do with relationship and marriage.
The first concern read by Elder Holland noted the turmoil operating rampant on earth and whether young Latter-day Saints are “too hasty” in rushing into wedding.
Elder Holland consented that Latter-day Saints shouldn’t be subject to haste or madness relating to this decision that is eternally significant.