But if we are humble, we will be surprised by goodness in unexpected places, and we may create opportunities to grow closer to someone who, like us, is not perfect.Faith acknowledges that, through repentance and the power of the Atonement, weakness can be made strong and repented sins can truly be forgiven.Then he asked me, “Who’s plan in the preexistence was that? We sustained the plan where we were going to get rejected. And we would date someone for seven months, and she’d break up with us, or he would hurt us. And it sucks, but that’s our Father in Heaven’s plan. Robinson said it’s chill for a young woman to ask a young man to dinner because it’s “just dinner.” In a study done at Utah State University, “The Social and Cultural Construction of Singlehood among Young, Single Mormons,” young women had varying responses about dating.We have to taste the bitter to be able to experience the sweet.” I tried to stay professional as I felt my tear ducts start wanting to water. One said, “Right now I would like to date more, but it is okay that I am not.“Now there were a few that didn’t and because there were a few that didn’t, my generation looked back and said ‘Well, maybe it would be better if our kids didn’t date.'” Okay, but what about rejection?
“She was kind and giving and she had a strong testimony, and that’s what I fell in love with.” In his “Just Dinner” firesides, Robinson tells young single adults to just go out to dinner.Such behavior may, in fact, deny or limit the blessings of the Savior’s Atonement in our lives and in the lives of others.For example, young single adults may make a list of desired qualities in a potential spouse and yet be unable to marry because of unrealistic expectations for the perfect companion.They leave young women thinking that these are the qualities that will make a good husband and leave men thinking that’s what they need in order to find a wife. “He’s a figment of your imagination, and the best thing that you can do as a young woman is to throw the list away.” Instead, Robinson says to just get to know people and figure out what you actually like about people.And a good husband isn’t a list; he’s a good person who’s a good listener and communicator.