Years ago, a Church leader used the following metaphor. "Have you ever watched a stonemason build a rock wall?" he said.
"He will sometimes pick up a rock that just does not fit anywhere in the niches of the wall.
But does he abandon the wall and walk away?"
Here's what I don't understand. Every single time you come home, you're telling me to get [INAUDIBLE] [INTERPOSING VOICES] So exactly! Yeah. [INTERPOSING VOICES] What do you want me to do? I'm telling you as soon as there's stuff there that needs to be done, and-- [INTERPOSING VOICES] What do you want me to do? Tell me what you want me to do. You want me to-- I'm so sick of the fighting. If families are meant to be forever, why is mine falling apart? [ARGUING IN BACKGROUND]
Why would I ever want to get married? [ARGUING IN BACKGROUND] That's not true at all. [INAUDIBLE] [ARGUING IN BACKGROUND] You don't take care of the kids! I feed the kids. I clothe the kids. [INAUDIBLE] Some of my friends share things that cause me to question what I believe.
I even see people close to me slowly drifting away from the Church.
Why do I feel like I'm not sure anymore? [CHATTER] Hey, how's everything tonight? It's been better. Are you OK? My Young Men's leader said he understood my concern.
He said that God knows my situation and can help me understand why marriage is important in his plan.
What he said made sense. I just need to trust that the Lord can help me figure this out. Thank you so much, guys. I really appreciate it. Have a good evening.
I've been doing everything I've been asked to do, but I still haven't found all my answers.
Even though I don't know everything, I still know some things. I know God loves me, and he has answered my prayers before. I believe He wants me to find the truth.
Elder Holland said to "hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes."
I still haven't found all my answers, but there are a lot of things that have become clear to me. As for the rest, I have to trust in the Lord-- --and "look unto [Him] in every thought; doubt not." "Fear not."
Some of you struggle with certain doctrines or practices of the Church, past or present. They just don't quite seem to fit for you. I say, so what? That's OK. Temporarily set aside questions that we continue to struggle with and that we cannot quite seem to answer today, but don't throw away the jewels you do have in the meantime. Hold onto them. Build on them. Don't abandon the rock wall of your testimony because one or two rocks don't seem to fit, having faith that at some time in the future, a niche will appear in the rock wall of our testimony where they fit perfectly. [MUSIC PLAYING]