Invite Without Conditions

When we invite others to learn about the gospel, we do so because we love them. It is important for people, especially those we know well, to understand we love them and value their friendship unconditionally. When extending an invitation to friends, promise them that their response to your invitations won’t affect your relationship. Such a promise decouples—as we’ll call it—your invitations and your friendship. Decoupling allows both of you to experience friendship freely and to choose freely.

We want people to choose the Savior of their own accord and not because they feel pressured or as if they are doing us a favor. We have found decoupling reduces the tension.

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