But this very attraction becomes as a powder keg unless it is kept under control. If they ask why, tell them that it’s something the Church teaches.
Don’t apologize for the Church standard, but let the person know what that standard is.
If you’re spending too much time alone with just one person, invite other friends or siblings to join you.
But be sure that you really do include people rather than just using them as a shield to cover the fact that you’re pairing off.
Do things that will help you and your companions maintain your self-respect and remain close to the Spirit of the Lord” (25).
says, “Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.
If you need more help in this area, talk to your parents or Church leaders.
It is good for young men and young women to learn to know and to appreciate one another. We have also visited with youth from a variety of places and have found that there are some common questions that LDS youth would like answered.Here are a few questions from youth about dating, along with answers we hope are helpful.Some teens report uncomfortable situations where a couple of friends pair off and the rest of the people in the group feel like they are tagging along on a date.Avoid the awkward hybrid activity where some of you are paired up and others aren’t.While dating early may not be something you need to confess to your bishop, you should repent by asking Heavenly Father’s forgiveness for not following the standard set by modern prophets.Part of that repentance should include a change of heart and a commitment to stop dating, if you are still under 16.Group dating means that everyone in the group is paired up for an activity.Hanging out in a group means that you’re just a group of friends doing things together.Now that you’ve recognized what’s happening, set limits.Your parents or Church leaders can help you establish some rules.