Listening to: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
I think I'm sick.
I was right, I am dying.
I go and visit all these other journals and they are all teenage girls expressing their undying love to a boy that dumped them forever ago, or threatening the boys' new girlfriend. And even in some cases their realization they'll never have that boy again. Depressing. I think I 'visit' my own journal just see the number of 'hits' go up. Pathetic.
I got bored and read the whole Love section in my Marriage book. I dont even know why I'm in a marriage class. Apparently, I'm not cured of my obession with love.
"Love cannot be forced. ... It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought." - Pearl Buck
The other day he asked what physical features he could change to be more attractive since I wasn't immediately attracted to him. Oy.
"'Falling in love' is always from within, rather than from without." - John A. Widtose
"...love is far more than physical attraction. It is deep, inclusive and comprehensive. ... This kind of love never tires or wanes..." - Kimball
"True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being one's companion" - Hinckley
I think... I have a true love toward the boy...just not the 'romantic' love. Just the simple love of concern for another. I am concerned that he is setting himself up for failure, that he will never be satisfied. It hurts me to see him going that direction.
"If one really loves another, one would rathe die for that person than to injure him." - Kimball
"'My mother once said that if you meet a girl in whose presence you feel a desire to achieve, who inspires you to do your best, and to make the most of yourself, such a young woman is worthy of your love and is awakening love in your heart.'" - David O. McKay
"His perfect love of each and all spares Him the need to accept us as we now are, for He knows perfectly what we have the possibility to become" - Neal A. Maxwell
"Without a strong commitment to the Lord, an individual is more prone to have a low level of commitment to a spouse." - Russell M. Nelson
"..these heaven born emotions will continue to increase more and more, until they are perfected and glorified in all the fulness of eternal love itself." - Orson Pratt
"Those are the quiet ways we say 'I love you' with our actions. They bring rich dividends for such little effort." - Taft Benson
Jeffrey R. Hollands "How do I love thee?" BYU Speech
"-and to the faithful what doesn't come in time will come in eternity." -Holland
"There are lots of limitations in all of us that we hope our sweethearts will overlook"
"These cost us nothing, and they can mean everything to the one who receives them."
"True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves."
"To give ourselves totally to another person, as we do in marriage, is the most trusting step we take in any human relationship." (Especially for the girls! "One day a young lady will take a terrible chance on you brethern")
"You cannot succeed in love if you keep one foot out on the bank for safety's sake."
"To impair or impede her in any way for my gain or vanity or emotional mastery over her should disqualify me on the spot to be her husband."
"Life is tough enough without having the person who is supposed to love you leading the assault on your self-esteem"
"Assume the good and doubt the bad."
"Some things in life we have little or no control over. These have to be endured."
"Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does." (Does that mean I dont have any faith because my romance life is ka-put!? Just kidding..)
Marlin K. Jensen "A Union of Love and Understanding" Oct. Ensign 1994
"...a feeling that there was something more to marriage than I seemed capable of producing."
"The teachings of Christ suggest that we should begin our search for an eternal companion with greater concern about our ability to give love than about our need to receive it."
"Indeed, it may be our own capacity to give love that makes us most loveable."
"I give not because I have not, but if I did have, I would give." -Scriptures
"Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. ...And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak."
"Very little love can come from one who is not at peace with himself or herself and God. As Enos learned, no one can be concerned about the welfare of someone else and give love to antoher until he or she has taken care of his or her own soul." (Can I hear an AMEN!)
"None of his faithful children will miss out on the opportunity for eternal marriage with one who is equally prepared for eternal life."
"Small, seemingly insignificant choices along the way will have large consequences that will determine our eventual destiny."
The Savior: "He received not of the fulness at first, but continued grace by grace, until he received a fulness" D&C 93:13
"...two imperfect beings who are trying to make their marriage perfect"
"I believe that those of you who are walking around with a checklist of desirable fully perfected attributes in a prospective companion may come off empty-handed. Most of those attributes will be only in embryo when you are courting and will take most of a lifetime to perfect."
"When challenges come and our individual weakenesses are revealed, the remedy is to repent, improve, and apologize, NOT to separate or divorce."
"When I came home in the evenings having set the whole world in order, I would often wonder why Kathy in overseeing our young children was struggling with her few square feet in the kitchen."
"Charity... is the remedy for almost all marital problems."
"The term eternal describes the quality of marriage as much as its duration."
March 25, 2008
"The Great Commandment" - Elder Wirthlin Conference Nov 2007
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
"Nothing you do makes much of a difference if you do not have charity."
"Even if you have the faith to move mountains, without charity it won't profit you at all."
"Charity is the pure love of Christ."
"Now, for us, the measure of our love is the measure of the greatness of our souls."
"love is one of the cheif characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God. A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race." -Joseph Smith
"Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the pathway of discipleship. It comforts, counsels, cures, and consoles. It leads us through valleys of darkness and through the veil of death. In the end love leads us to the glory and grandeour of eternal life."
"Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness and caring we extend to those we meet along the path of life."
"True love lasts forever. It is eternally patient and forgiving. It believes, hopes, and endures all things. That is the love our Heavenly Father bears for us."
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." - Sophocles
"The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life."
"When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden."
"Love is the greatest of all the commandments - all others hang upon it. It is our focus as followers of the living Christ. It is the one trait that; if developed, will most improve our lives."
"In the end love leads us to the glory and grandeur of eternal life."
"His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will."
"He has given to each of us a heart capable of experiencing the pure love of Christ."
"When Jesus gave His disciples a new commandment to "love one another; as i have loved you", He gave to them the grand key to happiness in this life and glory in the next."
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son."