Bitter Or Better? A Valentine’s Day Guide For Single Mormons.

Being a single on when Valentine’s day rolls around is hard. During this time of year, the whole world focuses and judges everyone based on their relationship status. Many single Mormons earnestly seek temple marriage, yet we have been unable to find it. When Valentine’s Day arrives we often fall into the trap of becoming bitter. Yet Valentine’s Day should be a day of charity and love! Almost all the single Mormons I know hate Valentine’s Day, I used to hate it even. But we don’t need too! Instead of looking for the negative we can look for the good in Valentine’s Day!

Here are 3 ways single Mormons can learn to love Valentine’s day!

Treat Valentine’s Day Like Christmas.

Often time the reasons Valentine’s Day is so awful is because we become so self-centered on this day. So instead of making Valentine’s Day about you, make it about someone else. Just like Christmas is more enjoyable when your focus is doing good, the same is true on Valentine’s Day! Call your mother or sisters, maybe make some cookies and give them out to the girls in your classes. Offer to babysit someone’s kids for free so they can have a date night! Sending your friends a text message telling them how much you appreciate their friendship. There are so many ways to bring joy into the lives of others and #LIGHTtheWORLD on Valentine’s Day!

“If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart.”
Ezra Taft Benson

For points 2-3 click here to read them on My Life By Gogo Goff.