Speaking to young adults gathered in Brigham Young University's Marriott Center and to others watching via satellite broadcast or the Internet around the world, Elder Rasband said, "My message tonight centers on the importance in each of our lives of righteous friendships."
He spoke of the friendships he has developed in his life and how they have given him peace and strength.
"Why do I emphasize that?" he asked. "Because in today's world, so many people willingly trade those friendships for video characters and quick text messages. ... They are choosing to 'hang out' rather than commit to a deep and meaningful relationship that can be sealed in the temple for eternity. Think about it. True friendships are based on love of God and sharing that love with others."