Dating lesson handout

The funny thing about this, is that in my experience, many youth don’t date much anymore. Whenever we talked about it, their eyes lit up and I had their total attention and I consistently felt a great need to bring this back into the lives of our youth. Formerly, a STANDARD was a military object (like a flag or an ensign) carried atop a pole. If a youth chooses not to raise that standard, they run the risk of defeat.I taught at three different high school seminaries in Salt Lake and I noticed that different schools had different dating cultures; but by in large “dates” were for school dances, and not regular weekend activities. In this article are some questions that can help spur conversation about the standards in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, which I believe will help encourage proper dating. Dating is one of the standards that the youth must raise.If you say, “We are having a lesson on dating this Sunday”, record numbers will show up. How applicable that symbol is for all of the standards in For the Strength of Youth.It is what they think about and what to know more about! These are the points that the youth must battle – so they raise their standards, like Captain Moroni did.So, how well do they know, and follow, these standards?The question isn’t whether they are forming relationships, they are.

(For the Strength of Youth, Dating) The growing culture in many high schools is now a “hook up” culture, and no longer a “dating” one.It is about “who is with who”, and not about “who I should take on a date this weekend”.Setting aside the dangers of hooking up, what about those social skills gained as youth date a variety of people?One of the dangers of this attitude is that many young men and women take this into their college years. Oaks said: “Knowledgeable observers report that dating has nearly disappeared from college campuses and among young adults generally.It has been replaced by something called “hanging out.” You young people apparently know what this is, but I will describe it for the benefit of those of us who are middle-aged or older and otherwise uninformed.

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