It is worth a good discussion with them, and here are some questions that can help.
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.
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.
So they resort to “hanging out”, it is easier and has less pressure.
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 may be interesting to have this conversation with the youth about how their dating behaviors now (and not just chastity) can help them prepare for their future families.
This can be a pretty sensitive topic with certain youth who would love to date, but seem to never be asked. and rolling their eyes at me – which I love because it means they needed to hear it. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dating) There will be many youth who live and love this standard, and many who ignore it.
We would giggle and laugh through this wonderful phase of our lives.
And date-by-date we would gain more confidence and the social skills to take us into our college years, where dating had a different goal.
How could that impact their ability to find an eternal companion?