Courtship and dating questions ldss
This oblivious self-centeredness can lead only to dissatisfaction, promoting an attitude of lust (taking what I want) rather than the Scriptural attitude of love (giving unselfishly to others).Consequently, dating opens the door to many temptations.(See II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm , Romans , Psalm 13, and I John 4:8.)Because each individual, family, and set of circumstances is unique, each courtship will be unique.While those who choose courtship will hold to general guidelines for the relationship, their specific choices about when, where, and how to court may differ according to their needs and circumstances.As they establish guidelines for their relationship, they can more easily recognize that God also holds them responsible to honor one another.Receiving God’s grace and the support of others strengthens them to maintain their commitment to purity.Since the boundaries of the relationship are self-determined, the couple may easily succumb to temptation and fail to consider their responsibility to honor each other in purity and genuine love.A couple participating in courtship seeks the accountability of their parents or other mentors.
The dangers of defrauding can be avoided more successfully, and an honest, open friendship can be nurtured and protected. Since one of the most important decisions we will make is the decision of marriage, we should make every effort to know and do God’s will in this area.W Pinnock Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Celestial Marriage – Bruce A. Chadwick Guidelines for Choosing the Right Spouse – Thomas B. Here we have compiled some of our favorite LDS dating talks and resources other church resources about dating from the leadership of the Church and BYU devotionals. Robbins Living Worthy of the Girl You will Someday – Marry Gordon B. Kimball The Reflection in the Water – Dieter F Uchtdorf Dating a Time to Become Best Friends – John D.These are great references for answers to questions on dating, super spiritual, as well as pretty entertaining. Hinkley Preparation Brings Blessings -President Thomas S. Claybough A Gospel of Relationships – Marleen Williams Why Marriage and Family Matter – Everywhere in the World – Elder L.