i just got back from my ward’s campout. as a group of singles, it’s not shocking that dating and relationships were on all of our minds. what did shock me though is what we were saying about dating and relationships. i’ve said all these things, too. but when i sat down and actually listened to what we were saying i felt icky.
girl a: they asked me to be a counselor for girl’s camp, but i’m just a single girl. i’m not married. what was i supposed to do? say, ‘well, it hasn’t worked out for me. but there’s still hope for you’?
girl b: well, we all fail at something, or we wouldn’t be in a single’s ward.
i refuse to feel like a failure because i’m single. in fact, i refuse to feel like a failure for anything. and you shouldn’t either.
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” – anthony robbins
“I want love to be simple. I want to trust without thinking. I want to be generous with my affection and patience and love unconditionally. It is easier to love a person with their flaws than to weed through them. I want to love the whole person, not parts; and this is how I want to be loved.” – jewel kilcher