Mormon dating guidelines
I'm not mormon, but this girl I like is, and I was wondering what the basic rules I should know are.(I'm Christian, but not the mormon branch, I do know mormons are christian, so don't say anything about that) We believe in good social relationships and encourage our youth to maintain good wholesome social activities. We discourage dating one-on-one at first; 16 is the age where dating can begin.“You should not date until you are at least 16 years old,” the website reads.“When you begin dating, go with one or more additional couples.Great advice for youth comes from the popular youth speaker, John Bytheway, in his book What I Wish I'd Known in High School, pp. My seminary teacher tried to explain that to a bunch of us sixteen-year-olds one day. "Guys and girls are different, and sometimes expressions of affection mean different things to different people. this means he likes me; he cares for me, oh, how sweet.'" ...
Don't throw kisses around - treat them as something valuable to be used with discretion. Under a second or two could be a useful rule, I suppose.
Kimball said: “Kissing has been prostituted and has degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor and admiration. What do kisses mean when handed out like pretzels and robbed of sacredness?
” If you're like me, your first response was probably, "Who goes around handing out pretzels? Which means that President Kimball was simply giving a much-needed reiteration of the Biblical ban on prostitution.
The guideline to wait to date is inspired counsel from Latter-day prophets. Hazards exist if you date before you are emotionally and mentally able to deal with the physical feelings that come from serious relationships.
When choosing someone to date, look for and date only those people who have high moral standards.