“We respect and honor single adult members of the Church for their faithfulness, obedience, and dedication. All of the blessings of the Lord are in store for us if we will participate in the Church as it has been established, without placing ourselves in a special condition or category. We are all members of a ward family in the community of Saints, where we may all contribute with our individual gifts and talents. It would be good for all of us to follow the example of our Savior when, while suffering on the cross, he was concerned that his mother be cared for and that his tormentors be forgiven. We, too, should focus our concern on caring for the needs of others. Reaching out and helping somebody who is in need can dispel feelings of loneliness and imperfection—and replace them with feelings of hope, love, and encouragement.
I promise that you will be blessed as you give of your gifts, talents, and spirit. As you love and comfort another who is in need, the Spirit of the Lord will visit you, and you will find love and comfort in your life.”
Robert D. Hales, “Belonging to a Ward Family”, Ensign, Mar. 1996.