As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us.
He took her to a stake dance on their second date and on the way home she told him that she had really enjoyed it because she knew Mormons said they didn’t smoke or drink. In some cultures, parents still closely supervise courtship and arrange children's marriages, but youth worldwide have increasing choices in dating and mate selection. Wallace Members of the Church are somewhat distinctive in their dating and courtship practices, but they are also influenced by broader cultural patterns.One is social—being with friends, learning to get along with different personality types, developing conversation and other social skills.This is the aspect of dating you should focus on until you reach the age where you might consider marriage. The other aspect of dating, the romantic part, can be very appealing, especially when there’s someone you are attracted to. And once they have developed, they can overrule your own common sense as well as the teachings and advice of your parents and Church leaders.If you date someone who doesn’t hold high standards, the romantic feelings you may develop for that person could pressure you to compromise your standards. If you avoid dating situations where you may feel pressure to compromise your standards—even if it means postponing dating—the Lord will bless you.