Krissy's Ensign

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Y oung people, you live in tumultuous times. You have choices to make—choices with eternal consequences. But you are not left unaided in your decisions, however small or large they may be. It has been said that history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. Decisions deter- mine destiny. That is why it is worthwhile to look ahead, to set a course, to be at least partly ready when the moment of decision comes. One of those decisions for us to consider is this: Whom shall I marry? Marry the Right Person For a moment let me take you with me back to my college days. As a student at the Univer- sity of Utah, I was attending a dance on campus. I was dancing with my date, a girl from West High School, when a young lady from East High School danced by with her partner. Her name was Frances Johnson, though I didn’t know it at the time. I just took one look and decided that there was a young lady I wanted to meet. But she danced away. I might never have seen her again. About two months later I did. One day while waiting for the streetcar in Salt Lake City, I looked across the way and couldn’t believe my eyes. There was the young lady I had seen dancing across the foor. She was standing with another young lady and a young man whom I remembered from grade school days. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember his name. I had a decision to make. What should I do? I found in my heart an appreciation of the phrase: “When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past.” I squared my shoulders and plunged toward my hhopportunity. I walked up to that young man and said, “Hello, my old friend from grade school days.” He looked at me blankly and said, “I can’t quite remember your name.” I told him my name. He told me his name, and then he introduced me to the girl By President Thomas S. Monson Who Shall I Marry? Marriage is truly one of the greatest blessings one can ever recieve. Thus, it requires much consulting with both your desired partner and the Lord.
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