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dear future husband:

i know that saying how you feel can be really hard.  i’ve had to do it so many times: i like you; i don’t want to date you; you hurt me; etc.  but i think it’s even harder to prove how you feel.  and i hate to say this, but i’m not going to make it easy for you.  and i don’t expect it’ll be easy for me, either.

so let’s spend all our time together proving how we feel.

x leslie

love song

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“a matter of trust” -billy joel

Some love is just a lie of the soul
A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
After you’ve heard lie upon lie
There can hardly be a question of why
Some love is just a lie of the heart
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
But that can’t happen to us
‘Cause it’s always been a matter of trust

advice

last sunday, i had the opportunity to listen to a very inspired man (elder richard g. scott) give advice on dating and marriage for both those who are married and those who are single.   please listen to it here.  he gave such great advice for husbands.

here’s just a few thoughts he left me with:
. to love another righteously is to protect and keep pure… to sacrifice oneself for the happiness of the other.
. be willing to give, share and be selfless.
. find joy in life.
. “Marriage is so wonderful.”
. don’t do movie date.  they’re “stupid.”
. don’t demean your spouse in private or in public.
. tell your spouse what they need to know.
. express gratitude for your spouse.

but most of all, i was really amazed at how much elder scott loves his wife.  i want to be loved like that.

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dear future husband:

i learned something about myself these past few days.  i want someone who will give me his entire attention.  i want someone who won’t want anyone else besides me.  i’ve often been the one doing the pursuing.  now, i want someone who will be willing to pursue me.

x leslie