degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor, and admiration. What do kisses mean when given out like pretzels and robbed of sacredness?” “Any dating or pairing off in social contacts should be postponed until at least the age of 16 or older, and even then there should still be much judgment used in selections and in the seriousness.
Make certain that the marriage in your future is a temple marriage.There is no scene so sweet, no time so sacred as that very special day of your marriage. Be alert; do not permit temptation to rob you of this blessing.” The first day I saw Frances, I knew I’d found the right one.They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.” “In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor.” “Simple and more frequent dates allow both men and women to ‘shop around’ in a way that allows extensive evaluation of the prospects.The old-fashioned date was a wonderful way to get acquainted with a member of the opposite sex. It allowed you to see how you treat others and how you are treated in a one-on-one situation. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. “It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it.This week, we’re mixing it up a bit and sharing five of our favorite, out-of-the-box quotes about dating!
Keep these handy for when you need that little extra nudge to keep you going because, we get it — it can be tough out here!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with new emotions, it’s completely normal! Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” — Bob Marley There is no such thing as a perfect person, but there is someone that is right for you. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” — Bernard Branson Remember this when someone you’re interested in doesn’t reciprocate those feelings or something simply doesn’t work out.
The more people you meet, the better sense you get of exactly who and what you want.
The Lord brought us together later, and I asked her to go out with me. She introduced me, and her father said, “‘Monson’—that’s a Swedish name, isn’t it?
” I said, “Yes.” He said, “Good.” Then he went into another room and brought out a picture of two missionaries with their top hats and their copies of the Book of Mormon.
“Are you related to this Monson,” he said, “Elias Monson? He too was a missionary in Sweden.” Her father wept. He said, “He and his companion were the missionaries who taught the gospel to my mother and my father and all of my brothers and sisters and to me.” He kissed me on the cheek.