And then we’ll have a discussion about group dating, dating standards, etc.
Today it is rare to find a ward without at least one case of immoral activity, abuse or children born out of wedlock. One BYU professor, a friend of mine, has mentioned repeatedly that the incidence of sexual immorality on campus is significantly greater than we understand. Standards are drifting, immoral behavior has become “normal” and this is sadly true for the Church as it is with the world.
Considering the fact that I believe this to be a very serious issue, these comments cause great concern. Hinckley mourned: Perhaps our greatest concern is with families. The old ties that bound together father and mother and children are breaking everywhere. But are these statistics only symptoms of the real problem? Smith prophesied that in the last days “there are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them.
It is a beautiful Friday night and the Gordon home is stirring with excitement as Sister Gordon, a wife and mother to four children, puts the final touches on her hair, makeup and evening dress.
As a car pulls to a stop in the front driveway, she swiftly gathers up her purse and flies down the stairs to greet her visitor. ” gushes Sister Gordon as she swings open the door.
” and with a parting kiss, Jim waves goodbye as his wife and Brother Jones go out, hand in hand, for an entertaining evening.
I hope as you read this short scene, you felt uncomfortable.
So, this brings us to our favorite section of the YW Manual—morality.
Here are some resources that I found to add to the lesson: Blog Post on Steady Dating This Blog accompanies a book that Deseret Book is publishing.
In spite of the logical arguments, we could possibly make some exceptions if the dating system had positive data to strengthen its argument.