Mormon beliefs dating
In contrast with some orthodox Christian movements, sexuality in the Church's theology is neither a product of original sin nor a "necessary evil".
In accordance with the law of chastity, LDS Church doctrine bars sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage.
filthy communications, impurity, inordinate affection, fornication. They included all sexual relations outside marriage—petting, sex perversion, and preoccupation with sex in one’s thoughts and talking." Though celestial marriage is the only form of marriage recognized as a sacrament, the church permits sex within government-recognized marital unions, the notable exceptions being same-sex marriage, common law marriage, civil unions (in jurisdictions where marriage is available), and polygamy.
The church is sensitive about its historical relationship with polygamy, and entry into a polygamous marriage, even where legal, will result in mandatory consideration of church discipline and possible excommunication.
However, the involvement of parents is vital; in that communication and setting boundaries needs to be understood by both parents and youth.Parents do not come with a parenting handbook, which tells them what to say and how to act in every situation, especially when their children begin dating.It is mainly a do-it-yourself project, which takes communication and understanding from parents and youth alike.An old friend of mine is Mormon, and I remember she used to meet her boyfriends at church functions or other LDS-related events.Because this was before online dating really took off, and because she wanted to be with someone who practiced the same religion, it seemed like she was kinda limited to these activities.
The apostle Boyd Packer gave a 1976 general conference address "To Young Men Only" warning young men not to tamper with their little factory (a euphemism for their reproductive system) lest it speed up and become a guilt- and depression-inducing habit that is not easy to resist.