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Important Factors in Choosing a Life Companion

(To appear in Selected Messages, Book Two)

Do not unite yourself in marriage with a girl who will have cause to regret the step forever after.... 3MR 382.3

Oh what covetous, selfish, short-sighted creatures human beings are. Distrust your own judgment, and depend on the judgment of God. Distinguish between what is pleasing and what is profitable. Do God's will submissively.... Following your own way and your own will, you will find thorns and thistles.—Letter 4, 1901, pp. 3, 4, 5. (To Grant Roysten, January 8, 1901.) 3MR 382.4

Released August, 1967.