You should not date until you are at least 16 years old. Plan dating activities that are safe, positive, and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other. Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards. I had so much fun working on these handouts to go along with the Young Women Come Follow Me lessons for August — all focused on marriage and family! Encourage youth to post this in their room. Go only to places where you can maintain your standards and remain close to the Spirit.
Look at the ring shaped candies, the same shape as your future wedding ring. Young men generally take the initiative in asking for and planning dates. Seek a companion who is worthy to go to the temple to be sealed to you for time and all eternity. More on Dating Want some great group date ideas? Have young women ask themselves whether he is polite and considerate, and what he likes to do with his time, etc. Think of the decisions you make now and how they will affect the quality of your dating, marriage and eternal relationship with your spouse. In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion. Observe how he feels about the Church, a mission, etc.
Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality. How can I strengthen my family? Young men, as part of fulfilling your Duty to God, you choose topics in For the Strength of Youth to study and apply in your life. How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families? Always be kind and respectful when you ask for a date or when you accept or decline one. . Click here if you are a , , or to make Dating part of your plan. Invite your parents to become acquainted with those you date. Glue dating poster parts together.
Observe how their date treats his mother a reflection on how he will someday treat his wife. What can I do to be a righteous influence on those I date? Do the same for young men asking the young women to write their ideal guy—future spouse characteristics. While on a date, be courteous as you listen to others and express your own feelings. Tell them to date with the real purpose in mind eternal marriage , to date as though their future posterity children were watching. As you enter your adult years, make dating and marriage a high priority.
Why is temple marriage important? After reading the poster together, read Jacob 6:11, and 2 Nephi 2:27-29 and 10:23 to motivate these eternal life decisions. Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. Here are a few thoughts and tips to put things in perspective. A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better. Remind them that each dating decision can impact their eternal life in the celestial kingdom with Heavenly Father and Jesus. Young women, you can study this standard further as part of your Personal Progress. For the lesson Why is Family Important? How can I prepare now to become a righteous wife and mother? When you begin dating, go with one or more additional couples.
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