Teaching lds youth about dating
I knew I only had so much time to keep their attention spans focused on me and my words, so I made sure to implant a few jokes and funny You Tube videos throughout my presentation. The award for my biggest beneficiary in preparing this presentation goes to a You Tube clip of Randy, from the movie, . After I showed the youth that clip I asked somewhat sarcastically, “Okay – is this a good or bad example of how we want to eat? As soon as you sit down at the table, you put the napkin on your lap.
(You know, that one movie that plays on repeat on TBS all of Christmas day? ”) Do you remember the part in the movie where Randy, the little brother, is sitting at the kitchen table playing with his undesired meatloaf. You may have not even received your menu or food yet, but the napkin goes in your lap.
Such a sandy foundation will not hold firm when the storms of life come- and they always come.
"The best way to avoid divorce from an unfaithful, abusive, or unsupportive spouse is to avoid marriage to such a person. Associations through 'hanging out' or exchanging information on the Internet are not a sufficient basis for marriage.
You want to know the first thought that ran through my head? Alright, maybe a little pun intended.) I was given about 15 minutes to talk to the youth, which when you think about it, isn’t that much time to talk about dining etiquette. A disgusted father and brother look on as they shake their heads. So besides lifting your plate to your face and making a Picasso out of meatloaf, what other tips should you give your youth about dining etiquette?
(I was also assigned to talk about dating etiquette, but for the sanity of you readers and my word count, I’m sticking to “dining” in this post.) When I got down to planning for the presentation, there were a lot of resources and differing opinions. Thank you, Randy, for teaching the youth what not to do. I gave them the smuggest look I could put on my face and they burst out laughing. Sure, they aren’t going to go out tomorrow and need to learn how to use a shrimp fork, (I still don’t know how/where to use it) so I kept my tips, in the form of a quiz, basic and applicable. A: When your food comes B: When you sit down C: You only need a napkin if you’re eating soup or spaghetti Correct answer: B.
When you've fallen in love with someone it's easy to believe that you are the best of friends and will always feel the way you do, but falling in love is a temporary emotion, one that eventually fades.
It's important when courting that you take the time to develop a strong friendship with the one you're dating. Hafen has compared relationships between men and women to a pyramid.
There should be ample opportunities to experience the prospective spouse’s behavior in a variety of circumstances" (Dallin H.
After following the basic LDS dating rules and guidelines the time will come when you’re ready to work towards a temple marriage. Prepare yourself through proper dating and courtship and learn how to build a strong relationship by dating for a sufficient time, becoming best friends, choosing the right person, building a foundation upon Jesus Christ.
One of the most important aspects of the courtship process, which is unfortunately often lacking in LDS dating, is the very important need to spend ample time together.
Being sealed to a spouse in the temple is the greatest covenant one can make with God- and can only be achieved as a companionship.
A temple wedding seals a husband and wife together for all time and eternity- meaning they will be together again after this life- and is necessary for exaltation.
It also shows obedience to God and His commandments, as well as respect for yourself and those you date.