18 rules for celestial dating
You must have firmly planted in your mind right from wrong, and do not let ANYONE talk you into anything that would not meet the Savior's approval.
Know exactly what you are going to do on a date before you go. As you date, especially with those you really like, discuss these rules and your standards so that you each understand what you expect from yourself and your relationship with each other.Personally, I'd rather be spoken to as an adult--not just the spiritual reasons for abstaining from such things, but the secular reasons as well. President Kimball went on to counsel us that beginning the dating process too soon Funny. This also assumes there are no immature marriages if a person follows the Church's prescribed formula. Or wouldn't Satan, as he did in the Garden, tempt young Eve to get Adam to do something that would keep him from his mission? President Kimball told us "Clearly, right marriage begins with right dating...therefore, this warning comes with great emphasis.Appeal to me as an intelligent person and then leave me to govern myself. I can say from personal experience this is patently untrue: a young couple will marry ASAP because they've been told to and they want to have sex. DO NOT take the chance of dating non-members, or members who are untrained and faithless." Now, do not rationalize by saying that you are doing missionary work. And I understand that once things get going, wants become needs. I've a stepsister with three kids from three different daddies. I remember how unbelievably attracted I was to my husband while we were dating (still am, don't get President Kimball and those who worship his words and works are very much focused on sex, sex by itself and sex as a sin.Like porn, it becomes so saturated in our church media that we wonder if its not attracting us.President Kimball taught us, "Am the most common sexual sins our young people commit are necking and petting.
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If a dating partner is not willing to follow these rules or thinks they are too strict, DROP THEM FLAT! Don't say to yourself, "Boy do I know so-and-so who needs these rules." The rules are for you! Now these are not all of the rules we might follow in dating.
It is virtually impossible to set them in the middle of a passion-filled night. If you want the help of the Lord and his blessings, follow his counsel. DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE THE EXCEPTION TO THESE RULES. On cold winter days, after interviewing a young lady in the Institute building, I would drive back to work and pass her on the road as she walked back to the dorm. Don't ever think, "Oh, I would never do that so it is okay if I go into an apartment alone, or park, or whatever." This is an open invitation to Satan to prove you wrong! The biggest error of all is to think that you are an exception to one of these rules.
Remember, breaking these rules interferes with Celestial Dating and falling in love. things that have contributed to many a Celestial candidate falling to a lower kingdom.
But, I have never talked to a young person yet who has committed a moral transgression of ANY kind who has not broken several of these rules.
Bitterness, regret, sorrow, and a feeling of despair quickly replaced excitement and enthusiasm.