Here are five crucial facts every single adult Mormon needs to remember, even when life gets hard.
As I talk with single Mormons around the nation, I often hear of disappointment and sometimes despair about their dating and marriage prospects. In a church that is so heavily focused on the family, a single member can often feel out of place and not understood. I know because I’ve felt this way. As a YSA when you compound being single with the so-called “decade of decision” when work, school, and everything else suddenly is thrust upon you, and well, sometimes lose focus and forget a few important truths. Here are 5 things every single Mormon needs to remember.
1. Your Marital Status Does Not Define You
In a church where everything is focused on the family, it is easy to feel forgotten being single. But do not let your martial status define you. Strive to see yourself as God sees you. When God looks at you, He sees one of His children, deliberately created and loved. He sees all the good that we can do; the souls that we can save, the hungry we can feed, and the downtrodden that we can lift up. I say we because I am also single. Remember, you are a child of God first and foremost.
“The sacred bonds of Church membership go far beyond marital status, age, or present circumstance. Your individual worth as a daughter [or son] of God transcends all.”
~Ezra Taft Benson
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2. God’s Plan Is A Plan Of Happiness, Even For You
God’s plan is not just a plan of salvation, but it is also a plan for happiness. It is a plan for your happiness.
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