” In fact, teenage romance, although it may epitomize unjaded affection, will usually prove more sour than sweet.
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.
In some cultures, parents still closely supervise courtship and arrange children's marriages, but youth worldwide have increasing choices in dating and mate selection.
Don't throw kisses around - treat them as something valuable to be used with discretion. Under a second or two could be a useful rule, I suppose.
Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.
If you say, “We are having a lesson on dating this Sunday”, record numbers will show up. How applicable that symbol is for all of the standards in For the Strength of Youth.
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.
Walking through a high school corridor can feel a lot like running a gauntlet-trying to dodge the couples embracing or making out in alcoves.
Yet rather than discouraging romantic relationships between teenagers, we adults may inadvertently encourage them.
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But if you're talking about kissing people you date, be cautious in how you use this form of affection.
Our encouragement may be as innocent as asking, “Do you have a boyfriend?