Lds youth and dating
As word of our “break” spread, news of his problem with the Word of Wisdom reached me. I am still amazed how hurt and distraught I was over that breakup.I had fallen so hard for my boyfriend that I had actually begun to think I was “in love.” I was hurting inside and tried to find distractions to ease the pain.I am thankful the Lord has given us friends and the opportunity to date at the appropriate age so that we may all one day find faithful eternal companions.Encourage a healthy attitude toward dating and provide some guidance concerning relationships.Youth could write questions ahead of time to allow panel members to prepare better. When I was finally 16, the guy I’d liked for a long time asked me on my first date.
Do not let Satan’s enticing lies talk you out of doing what you know is right. Do not lie to your parents or to yourself about your relationship with another person. “You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.I was glad I was able to find out for myself why we shouldn’t date before age 16 and then give Paul an answer without hurting his feelings.I’ve made a great friend, and I hope we will be friends for a long time.Steady dating brings on emotions, feelings, and pain that our young hearts are not ready to handle.Steady dating can keep us from meeting new people and going on dates with others, and ultimately we miss out on bigger opportunities in life. Steady dating can lead to other sins, such as lying, losing the Holy Ghost, and ultimately jeopardizing our worthiness for a mission and the temple.
But there is really no need to rush when we’re teenagers.