Dating lds youth
It is worth a good discussion with them, and here are some questions that can help.
I would ask the youth these questions and see how they would answer these on their own, and then I would be prepared with counsel, quotes and scriptures to teach them further.
Setting aside the dangers of hooking up, what about those social skills gained as youth date a variety of people?
When I would talk to my students about this, the response is NOT that they didn’t want to date – it was that the expectation was: that if they asked someone out that must mean that they wanted to “be” with them – so the pressure was too heavy.
It is very different from dating….“Young women, resist too much hanging out, and encourage dates that are simple, inexpensive, and frequent.
This can be a pretty sensitive topic with certain youth who would love to date, but seem to never be asked. and rolling their eyes at me – which I love because it means they needed to hear it. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dating) There will be many youth who live and love this standard, and many who ignore it.It is what they think about and what to know more about! These are the points that the youth must battle – so they raise their standards, like Captain Moroni did.The funny thing about this, is that in my experience, many youth don’t date much anymore. Whenever we talked about it, their eyes lit up and I had their total attention and I consistently felt a great need to bring this back into the lives of our youth. Formerly, a STANDARD was a military object (like a flag or an ensign) carried atop a pole. If a youth chooses not to raise that standard, they run the risk of defeat.I taught at three different high school seminaries in Salt Lake and I noticed that different schools had different dating cultures; but by in large “dates” were for school dances, and not regular weekend activities. In this article are some questions that can help spur conversation about the standards in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, which I believe will help encourage proper dating. Dating is one of the standards that the youth must raise.
So, how well do they know, and follow, these standards?But we were practicing with each other – and it was so fun!