"Selfishness suffocates spiritual senses. Communicating with the Lord in prayer, [couples] grow together and not apart. . . . They express their love for each other and become closer. They lift and strengthen one another."
"To feel the warmth of a tender hug from an eternal companion or to see the sincerity in the eyes of another person as testimony is shared . . . could be sacrificed for a high-fidelity fantasy that has no lasting value. If you and I are not vigilant, we can become 'past feeling,' as did Laman and Lemuel long ago."
"If something is buried in the past, leave it buried. . . . Such dwelling on past lives, including past mistakes, is just not right! It is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. . . . In cases of marriage and family, . . . we can end up destroying so many others."
"Recognize the good in others, not their stains. At times a stain needs appropriate attention to be cleansed, but always build on his or her virtues."
"I pray that we may be aware of the needs of those around us. There are some, particularly among the young, who are tragically involved in drugs, immorality, pornography, and so on. There are those who are lonely, including widows and widowers, who long for the company and concern of others. May we ever be ready to extend to them a helping hand and a loving heart."