In honor of Valentines Day
Look for the secret to meeting and marrying the right person.
For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things.
Doctrine & Covenants 88:40
Did you catch it? Strive to become what you want. I've been told that in Young Women classes, it was common for the teacher to have the young women write down traits they wanted in a future spouse. Well this turns the idea around where we need to strive to develop the very traits we want. Sometimes we spend too much time trying to find the right person, and not enough time trying to be the right person. Want someone attractive, kind, wealthy, and a good cook? Well then you would need to ask if you are trying to be attractive, kind, practicing habits of building wealth, and learning to cook.
If you are already married, then are you still trying to be the right person? Are you still striving to be everything you would want your spouse to be? Instead of trying to get a good deal, are you trying to stay a good deal? It is not about trying to change the other person, but about us being a great person either way.
Today’s Takeaway: Whether single or married, strive to be the good deal you would want. List traits you would desire and then turn them back to yourself and work on those areas.