Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winding Down...

Well, this Semester is winding down and so I'd like to add some final words. So... in conclusion, I would like to share a few of my favorite quotes from this semester with you. Some are from scriptures, from are from talks, some are from general authorities, and some are just from class. Enjoy!

-"You can never get enough of what you don't need--because what you don't need won't satisfy you"

-"Considering that pride is one of the most dangerous sins, Who is better off? The well bred and formed, or not?"

-When asked "How many people should I kiss before I get married?" Brother Williams responded "As many as you would your spouse to kiss!"

-"Words are like bullets. Once they're out of the barell, all you can do it first aid."

-"Seek first to understand, and then to be understood"

-"Love is so fundamental a gospel principle that it is almost embarrassing to mention it. It is the single identifying quality of those who love the Lord and serve him--they love on another. (John 13:35.) My only contribution is to point out that this rule applies to the members of Christ's church even if they happen to be married to each other." -One Heart Text

-"I believe that failing to charitably resolve these troublesome discrepncies is as likely to destroy a temple marriage as any other threat. By small things are great things (good and bad) accomplished." - One Heart Text

-"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love" -John 4:8

Also, for all of you single ladies, if you get the chance, check out John Bytheway's talk "What I wish I knew when I was single"! It's fabulous! It talks a lot about how to cope with breakups. My favorite piece was when it talked about how when you're breaking up with someone, if it is the right thing to do, you need to trust that God will take care of that person.

I feel like one of the most important things we discussed was being the type of person that the person you want to marry would want. It's important that you are worthy of what you are looking for.

We have spent the last few classes talking about dating. The right way to do it (not just hanging out), and not necessarily just going off first impressions. We have also discussed not lowering your standards, and not settling.

I really enjoyed this class and felt like I got a lot out of it. I also have really appreciated all the feedback you have given me over the the past few months! Thank you to you all!!! So, now that all of this is coming to a close, I will ask for just one more thing. I would appreciate any advise you could give me on dating and finding "the one". Any stories, anecdotes, quotes, pieces of advise, or anything at all you could give me would be really great and really appreciated! :)

Thank you so much for your feedback!!! :)

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Love At First Sight????

Hey guys,
It is no secret that I am a helpless romantic and therefor love the Cinderella ideals. I love the idea of dressing up, going to a ball, and falling in love with your Prince Charming the moment you meet him. But life is no fairytale... so, my question is: Do you know you're true love the moment you meet him/her? Did you know that the person was the one the first time you met them? I would love to hear your stories. When did you meet your husband/wife? Was it love at first sight? Or a gradual thing? Please let me know!

PS: Happy Holidays! :)