How the Gospel helps me live my currently single life more happily.

"Live for it. Pray for it... Do not compromise."

posted Mar 11, 2014, 9:35 AM by Aliandria Hansen

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has counseled: “If you are single and haven’t identified a solid prospect for celestial marriage, live for it. Pray for it. Expect it in the timetable of the Lord. Do not compromise your standards in any way that would rule out that blessing on this or the other side of the veil.”

Doctrine and Covenants 123:17

posted Jun 14, 2013, 4:30 PM by Aliandria Hansen

"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."

D&C 122:7-9

posted Jun 14, 2013, 4:02 PM by Aliandria Hansen

"...know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?
Therefore, hold on thy way... Thy days are known,... therefore fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever."

All is Well

posted Jun 10, 2013, 4:21 PM by Aliandria Hansen

Why should we mourn, or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins, fresh courage take!
Our God will never us forsake!
And soon we'll have this tale to tell.
All is well, all is well.

Persevere and Prepare - L. Whitney Clayton, April 2013, "Marriage: Watch and Learn"

posted Jun 7, 2013, 11:20 AM by Aliandria Hansen

There are those whose marriages are not as happy as they would wish, as well as those who have never married, are divorced, are single parents, or for various reasons are not in a position to marry. These circumstances can be full of challenge and heartbreak, but they need not be eternal. To those of you in such situations who nevertheless “cheerfully do all things that lie in [your] power” to persevere, may heaven bless you richly. Seek after the ideal of forming an eternal marriage, including by striving or preparing to be a worthy spouse. Keep the commandments, and trust the Lord and His perfect love for you. One day every promised blessing concerning marriage will be yours.

Serenity and Peace

posted Jun 6, 2013, 11:31 AM by Aliandria Hansen

Pre-Mortal Faith - Pres. Uchtdorf, April 2013, "Your Wonderful Journey Home"

posted Jun 5, 2013, 4:36 PM by Aliandria Hansen

In that sacred place, surrounded by those you knew and loved, the great question on your lips and in your heart must have been “Will I return safely to my heavenly home [and to those I love]?”

There were so many things that would be out of your control. Mortal life would be hard at times, filled with unexpected bends in the road: sickness, heartbreak, accidents, conflict.

Without a memory of your previous existence—without remembering that you once walked with your Father in Heaven—would you still recognize His voice amid all the noise and distractions of mortal life?

The journey ahead seemed so long and uncertain—so filled with risk.

It wouldn’t be easy, but you knew it was worth every effort.

So, there you stood on the edge of eternity, looking forward with unspeakable excitement and hope—and, I imagine, also with a degree of worry and fear.

In the end, you knew God would be just—that His goodness would triumph. You had participated in the great heavenly councils and knew that your Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, would provide a way for you to be cleansed from sin and rescued from physical death. You had faith that, in the end, you would rejoice and join your voice with a heavenly chorus singing praises to His holy name.

And so, you took a deep breath …

And a great step forward …

And here you are!

You Are Not Alone - Pres. Uchtdorf, April 2013, "Your Wonderful Journey Home"

posted Jun 5, 2013, 4:24 PM by Aliandria Hansen

You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you.

Heavenly Father’s interest in you does not depend on how rich or beautiful or healthy or smart you are. He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you because you are His child.

Dear sisters, seek Him earnestly, and you will find Him.

I promise you, you are not alone.

Be of Good Cheer - Pres. Uchtdorf, April 2013, "Your Wonderful Journey Home"

posted Jun 5, 2013, 4:17 PM by Aliandria Hansen   [ updated Jun 5, 2013, 4:19 PM ]

Sometimes we become impatient with where we are in our journey, don’t we? ... There will always be things to complain about—things that don’t seem to go quite right. You can spend your days feeling sad, alone, misunderstood, or unwanted. But that isn’t the journey you had hoped for, and it’s not the journey Heavenly Father sent you to take. Remember, you are truly a daughter of God!

With this in mind, I invite you to walk confidently and joyfully. Yes, the road has bumps and detours and even some hazards. But don’t focus on them. Look for the happiness your Father in Heaven has prepared for you in every step of your journey. Happiness is the destination, but it’s also the path. “Peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come” is what He promises. That is why He commands us to “be of good cheer.”

As you joyfully use the map your loving Father has provided for your journey, it will lead you to holy places and you will rise to your supernal potential. You will grow into the daughter of God you hoped you would become.

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