And I would admonish you to date only faithful young women who also believe this and give you that encouragement” (in Conference Report, Apr. “Now, brethren, do not expect perfection in your choice of a mate.
Yes, even temple marriage should wait until after a young man has served an honorable full-time mission for the Lord.
Burnhams DSO list Finally, because PDF is an even more universal and enduring standard than .xls, here’s the same list in PDF format.“‘Soul mates’ are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price” (“Oneness in Marriage,” “Not only should a mission be regarded as a priesthood duty, but every young man should look forward to this experience with great joy and anticipation. “And one good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: in her presence, do you think your noblest thoughts, do you aspire to your finest deeds, do you wish you were better than you are? 1988, 59; or “How truly beautiful is a well-groomed young woman who is clean in body and mind. But do not dally along in a fruitless, frustrating, and frivolous dating game that only raises hopes and brings disappointment and in some cases heartache” (“To Single Adults,” “Boys seldom criticize a girl for using too little makeup.She is a daughter of God in whom her Eternal Father can take pride. He is a son of God, deemed worthy of holding the holy priesthood of God. Sometimes they say, ‘She’s a nice girl, but I wish she’d dress up, and she uses too much makeup.’ To be overdressed, to be gaudily dressed, to be dressed to look sexy, to be overdecorated is bad taste, to say the least.He does not need tattoos or earrings on or in his body. The young woman is smart who can don just enough powder and lipstick to convince the fellows it isn’t makeup at all, but the ‘real you.’ …is one of the most important works on the deep sky.
Although there are more up-to-date and extensive deep-sky guidebooks, none match the wide ranging erudition and wonder that Robert Burnham brought to his monumental work.
After seeing my request for a sortable version of the Burnham DSO list, Paul Tartabini (CN username C Moon) extracted the entire list of DSOs–from all three volumes of –from the program Sky Tools 3 and pasted them into an Excel spreadsheet.
Because of file size restrictions on CN, Paul had to post the list as two separate files; all I’ve done in the version below is combine them into a single file.
The list is reproduced here with the kind permission of both Cory and Ken, and I thank them for their generosity in making it available.
I found out about the list through a conversation with Ken on the Cloudy Nights forum, and he sent me a hardcopy of the list, which I scanned to create this PDF.
All that said, the lists are Burnham’s, not Sky Tools’ or anyone else’s for that matter.