Dating marriage and family during the renaissance
We are a spiritual people, believing in spiritual principles: that first and foremost we are to use the Spirit in solving problems and receiving revelations that will guide our feet.Obviously this means to live righteous lives, to pray often, and to be kind one to another.Let me tell you an experience I had several years ago. She said, “There’s a couple here, Elder Pinnock, that you have been assigned to talk with.”I could tell she was very nervous, and I said, “Have them in.” A man and a woman came into my office. He began pounding on my desk, “Tell her I have the priesthood, and she’s to do what I tell her to do.”The first thing I said was, “Stop pounding on my desk.” The second thing I said was, “Brother, you do not have the priesthood.”“Oh, yes, I do.
” One penalty that comes to those who participate when they should not is that the counterfeiting procedure begins that sometimes cannot be refined out of one’s heart and mind. Third, you must realize that you had better marry the person who has the built-in characteristics you desire because marriage is not a place where you will be able to change another or to fit him/her into the mold of what you want.I took the triple combination and turned quickly to section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants.