Monson urges young men to get married

Single Mormon men who are postponing marriage should get to it right away, LDS President Thomas S. Monson said Saturday night at an all-male priesthood session of the church’s 181st Annual General Conference.

Monson and other Mormon leaders focused on marriage and family issues while speaking from the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City. They also counseled young men on how to use their priesthood powers for the good of others.

In his comments to single men, Monson acknowledged that there may be financial or emotional reasons for them to hesitate, or maybe they are just having too much fun — “taking extravagant vacations, buying expensive cars and toys and just generally enjoying the carefree life with your friends” — to settle down.

“Brethren,” Monson said, “there is a point at which it’s time to think seriously about marriage and to seek a companion with whom you want to spend eternity.”

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