Mormon views on dating
Kimball said: “Kissing has been prostituted and has degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor and admiration. What do kisses mean when handed out like pretzels and robbed of sacredness?” If you're like me, your first response was probably, "Who goes around handing out pretzels? Which means that President Kimball was simply giving a much-needed reiteration of the Biblical ban on prostitution.Typically, these Christians are encouraged to participate in the missionary lessons and join the LDS Church if they hope to take their relationships to the next level.In other words, they are pressured to convert to Mormonism. Any advice or help you can give would be much appreciated!
But, like President Kimball’s kissing quote, I’m not sure we all know what “passionate kissing” means.
I don’t want you to take anything I say personal or as an attack, but if I were your father, this is what I would say. In our book we have a chapter titled “Why Won’t You Allow Your Daughter to Date a Mormon?
” I won’t quote the whole chapter here, but here’s part of what we say: Many local LDS congregations host weekend dances and other social events to which their young people are encouraged to invite nonmember friends.
Nonmembers often end up becoming attracted to the wholesome Latter-day Saints.
Over the years we have counseled a number of young people who have become involved in relationships with Mormons of the opposite sex.
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The Christians usually recognize the falsehoods of Mormonism, but they desperately want to continue their relationships and don’t know how to do so unless they become Mormons.