He spoke at an LDS Education Conference for Mormon single adults in Boston, Mass., over the weekend of October 31.
By magnifying the Spirit within them through consistent prayer, single adults will be able to overcome temptations and move towards salvation, Elder Ballard said.
"As we study and allow ourselves to magnify the Spirit within us, things become clearer, we have greater power to control the temptations, or control the buffeting of the evil one. He attacks generally our physical side; however, we can prevail and find ourselves safely moving towards our eternal destiny," taught Elder Ballard. "And, our destiny is through the Savior and His Atonement.We may qualify to dwell in [Heavenly Father's and Jesus Christ's] presence for time, for all eternity."