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Move Forward with Courage Once you make a decision concerning whom you would desire to marry, may you have the courage to move forward. After a stake conference in Tokyo many years ago, a young Japanese convert, perhaps 26 years of age, drove Sister Monson and me to the hotel where we were to stay. He was extremely neat and meticulous in all that he did. The car was polished to a brightness seldom seen. He even wore white gloves. I engaged him in conversa- tion and as a result learned that he had a girlfriend who was a member and whom he had dated for some time. I asked him if he loved her. He replied, “Oh, yes, Brother Monson.” My next question was obvious: “Does she love you?” “Oh, yes, Brother Monson.” I then suggested, “Why don’t you ask her to marry you?” “Oh, I am too shy to ask.” I then recited, for his beneFt, the words of the hymn, “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” with emphasis on the phrase, “Fresh courage take. Our God will never us forsake.” Some months later I received a lovely letter from my Japanese friend and his new bride. They sent the wedding announce- ment. They thanked me for my urging and added: “Our favorite hymn is ‘Come, Come, Ye Saints.’ We took fresh courage. God did not forsake us. Thank you.” Seek Guidance In making a decision as momentous as whom you will marry, I suggest you seek the help of your parents. Take the time to conFde in them, for they will not leave you nor forsake you. They love you dearly and want for a precious daughter or stalwart son the best in life and the ultimate promises of eternity. Of course our Heavenly Father will also bless you and guide you in your decision and in making other decisions throughout your life. You have a formula, a guide, to assist you. It is found in Doctrine and Covenants 9:8–9 [D&C 9:8–9]: “You must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course COMM 130 taught by Professor Smith during the Winter '10 term at BYU.

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