Instead, the temptation to lower our standards sneaks up on us quietly.
And the temptation can be brought on for a variety of reasons.
Most of us are familiar with the Scripture that advises Christians not to become "unequally yoked," so we decide we will never get into a serious romantic relationship with a non-Christian.
There's always been a language barrier between men and women (he said, she heard).
It's important to understand the possibility of mistranslation early on in a relationship because one bad interpretation could lead to a dating disaster.
I don't care what those morons say, it's still not shifting right. That's exactly what they're gonna say, the scumballs.
Maybe he wants more from our relationship, more intimacy, more commitment; maybe he has sensed, even before I sensed it, that I was feeling some reservations. That's why he's so reluctant to say anything about his own feelings. Roger (thinking): And I'm gonna have them look at the transmission again. God, I feel so guilty, putting him through this, but I can't help the way I feel. Roger (thinking): They'll probably say it's only a 90-day warranty. I'll take their warranty and stick it right up their...
The Honest communication can build trusting friendships.
Dating may not be acceptable in some cultures, but wherever possible, Latter-day Saints are striving to date more regularly.
Group activities are important in helping singles meet and build friendships, but moving beyond hanging out toward courtship and marriage is also essential.
Many Latter-day Saint singles are trying to reduce the time they spend hanging out.
Gloria (her eyes filling with tears): Please don't torture yourself like this.