Or maybe you've been dating for quite some time now. The forces that compel you to move forward are not out to destroy you.
Perhaps you recently met someone who caught your interest, and you're hoping that with time you'll be able to discern if the relationship should move toward marriage. Even books on the subject of dating and marriage can convey a subtle expectation to keep moving forward: "Trust God," "differences are good," and "hey, nobody's perfect." All of that's true.
Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.” Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
It is, and here are a few principles for helping that happen.
Part of Scott and Pamela’s problem was that they had not properly built an enduring friendship marriage, even in the midst of challenges. Kimball wrote: “The successful marriage depends in large measure upon the preparation made in approaching it. One cannot pick the ripe, rich, luscious fruit from a tree that was never planted, nurtured, nor pruned” ( Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969, p. Before entering the temple to be sealed, a man and a woman must build an inspired foundation of friendship and compatibility.
Taking his wife, Flora, by the hand, he assisted her out, and they walked arm in arm to a seat in the viewing stand.
We were all inspired by their obvious love for each other. The Bensons’ courtship stretched over seven years, more than four of which they spent apart, writing letters.
However, good friendships can and should be developed at every age.
“When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates.