Relationships are a major part of life. God encourages us to form many different kinds of relationships. Many people first think of romantic relationships when they think of getting to know people closely. Dating is an important part of forming relationships. Friendships are also vital to our experience in this life. Friends have the opportunity to serve and help us through difficult times. God asks us to find good friends and to be a good friend to those around us. By supporting and lifting others in our relationships, we will find ourselves strengthened and blessed. Relationships are a primary way that God uses us to help Him achieve His purpose.
Family relationships are incredibly vital as well. The family is the most basic unit of heavenly order. God understands that every family situation is different, but He has provided families as a way for us to receive support from people who care about us unconditionally. He desires that we pursue starting our own families when the time is right, encouraging us to uplift our families and help strengthen them.
God also cares about the relationship we have with Him. He wants us to be close to Him, and we do that by keeping the commandments. When we have a close relationship with God, He helps us know what we can do to strengthen our relationships with those around us. Through these relationships, God uses us to answer prayers and help His children. Without these crucial relationships, living the gospel would be almost impossible.
The talks in this collection discuss friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships, and our personal relationship with Heavenly Father. They offer advice to improve the relationships we already have and begin new ones. God has asked us to love one another, and as we develop relationships with those around us, we are able to keep this important commandment.