Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mormon Dating

We have a booklet called For the Strength of Youth that's put out by the church. It outlines the standards that our teens should adhere to.

With Kenzie turning 16 we got the booklet out to check on the OFFICIAL church rules regarding dating. Here's what it says (pg 24, if you had any question)...

Do NOT date until you are AT LEAST 16 years old...(reasons why, ie, immorality, limits experiences with friends) When you begin dating, go IN GROUPS...Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person.

So, there you have it. I'm glad it's in writing, so we don't get confused and let our children start dating before the age that the Prophet advices. Why have our kids in situations that can get serious any sooner than necessary?

Oh, and this isn't directed at anyone that's not LDS. Just at anyone who would mock someone's standards who is only following the words of the Prophet. Real nice.

9 comments:

jlcumber said...

THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

Yes thumbs up. I like it a lot better than the one you wrote about dating when you were 15. But then things were different then.

Lars said...

immortality...I like that. I'm sure it helps w/ immorality too. ;) hee hee I'm here to see if you blogged about Walmart after your Fb teaser.

Happy dating Kenzie!

Jason said...

The age limit is a little low for my daughter. I am thinking 25. Poor girl, I am sooo protective.

Kudos for standing by your beliefs BTW!

Amy said...

Hey, which Jason is this?

Jason said...

Oh Reynolds... From FB...

Amy said...

I was pretty sure! Thanks for commenting, yo! We blogger types live for the comments.

Jan said...

At first I was wondering when my brother got a daughter.
Yes, all blogger types live for the comments. But not all blogger types give them. (hint)

heather said...

For some reason I feel like the really good part of this story was left out of this post.