These cost us nothing, and they can mean everything to the one who receives them.I like Mormon and Paul’s language that says one who truly loves is not “puffed up.” Puffed up! True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves.Find someone who suffers when you suffer and who finds his or her happiness in your own.The second segment of this scriptural sermon on love in Moroni says that true charity—real love—“is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity.” Think of how many arguments could be avoided, how many hurt feelings could be spared, and, in a worst-case scenario, how many breakups and divorces could be avoided if we were not so easily provoked, if we thought no evil of one another, and if we not only did not rejoice in iniquity but didn’t rejoice even in little mistakes.Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance?Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Latter-day Saint.In a romantic setting I said as meekly and humbly as I could, “Pat, will you marry me? ” Actually neither of those stories is true, but who knows?
He delighted in the happiness of others, the happiness He could bring them. In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor.But even though we fall short, that divine standard is there for us.It is a goal toward which we are to keep reaching, keep striving—and, certainly, a goal to keep appreciating. If you browse to you'll find your way to LDSSingles.com, and we hope you do because there's a lot of great LDS people waiting to meet you. Adapted from a devotional address given at Brigham Young University on 15 February 2000.