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Dating and Relationships

This section of light planet will give you ideas for fun dates as well as answer common dating questions. Below you will find articles about dating and relationships that pertain to members of the church.

A Parents Guide
Ideas for teaching your children about dating and physical intimacy during their teenage years.

Dating & Relationships
Extracts from the Teachings of Ezra Taft Bensonabout Dating.

How to Treat a Girl
"First I thought women got all the breaks. Then I discovered that by respecting them, I was lifting myself too." A. Lynn Scoresby

Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry
President Gordon B Hinckley counsels the young men on preparation for marriage.

I Always Wanted to Give Her Away
What happens when non-recommend holding parents can’t attend a temple marriage?

Civil Marriage vs. Temple Marriage
"Unless young people who marry outside the temple speedily repent, they cut themselves off from exaltation in the celestial kingdom of God." President Joseph Fielding Smith


For the Strength of Youth
The standards from the writings and teachings of Church leaders and from scriptures regarding dating as well as other . While the rules and guidelines in this material were originally prepared for the youth, the principles outlined are applicable to all.

LDS Dating
Members of the Church are distinctive in their dating and relationship practices, but they are also influenced by broader cultural patterns.

Passionate Kissing
Passionate kissing or other intimate physical activity should be avoided before marriage.

Dating Nonmembers
Latter-day Saints are encouraged to date faithful members of the Church.

Interracial Dating and Marriage
While the Church does not consider it a sin, leaders have discouraged interracial dating because of the inherent difficulties involved.


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