Episode 2 | Wed 10 Jan 2018 | Never say die
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No one has responded to the call to service — I'll keep walking by faith in confidence that the Lord will provide — We all have goodness to share, and we need to make that contribution — We're here as part of a larger plan — Many singles go about things the wrong way — Frustration is a sign you need to step back and evaluate your approach — We should pursue marriage indirectly, not directly — We need to make changes in ourselves — Very often we don't think we're worth changing — Change is the core of the Atonement — We believe we can change when we believe the gospel — We need to do the right things, which are keeping the standards and being our best selves — We need to become better people and adopt a personal ministry
What exactly is a personal ministry? — Personal ministries can provide a feeling of progress that blunts frustration with dating — Personal ministries need not be "religious" but should be yours — This radio program is the personal ministry of the host — Personal ministries allow singles to sidestep frustration with dating but should not be used to avoid it — Another part of our approach to dating should be understanding how to navigate the dating journey — A map is helpful here — You can also learn the fundamentals of dating — The parable of learning how to walk — We covered the fundamentals of dating in past blog posts — They're also in an upcoming book — Two free books available now on the website — The first is about how to minister effectively to LDS singles — The second is about habits and they prevent singles from living their best life — Used here, single adult is all-inclusive — Let's stop putting people into boxes
When singles groups meet, everyone puts everyone into boxes and has an agenda — Congregating for marriage is the wrong focus — God doesn't look at us through generational lenses — We can learn much from each other — Story of older widower who made a difference by attending singles FHE — You are here to bring your goodness into the world and change history — We need to see each other as God sees us and put away our agendas — We gather together to support one another and build God's Kingdom — When we walk in that faith, the Lord will give us our blessings — Just keep doing the right things — Never say die
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