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Regarding the difficult issue of same-sex marriage, for those who are wondering about possible reasons for the Church's position, I would suggest considering some of the relevant social issues as discussed by a non-LDS advocate of traditional marriage in the article "Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It" by Ryan Anderson (2013).See also "The Consistency of the LDS Church's Position Regarding Legislating Marriage" by J. 2014 Update: The Church has released instructions to Church leaders regarding the same-sex marriage issue.Great advice for youth comes from the popular youth speaker, John Bytheway, in his book What I Wish I'd Known in High School, pp. My seminary teacher tried to explain that to a bunch of us sixteen-year-olds one day. "Guys and girls are different, and sometimes expressions of affection mean different things to different people. this means he likes me; he cares for me, oh, how sweet.'" ...56-59, where he writes about the topic "What Do Kisses Mean? Maybe that's like saying, "I really like you." What if you kiss your date? Generally speaking, when a girl is being kissed, she may be thinking, 'Oh . "When a boy is kissing a girl, he may be thinking, 'Wow, this feels good. Can you see how easily a miscommunication or a misunderstanding can happen?If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.And from it are likely to come the same frustrations, sorrows, anguish, and remorse.
In short: Save your kisses; you may need them one day. Well, you can make it happen just the way you want if you plan it now! In describing moral transgressions, the words that adults use sometimes confuse youth.
The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is.
Even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them. Our views on the importance of gender and the divinely appointed institution of marriage between a man and a woman are also affirmed in the LDS Proclamation on the Family.
With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God's children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. This is a difficult and sensitive topic, but the Church appears to be growing in appreciating the challenges faced by those who are gay or, more broadly, who experience same-sex attraction to different degrees.
The Church still teaches the ancient principle that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God" and that those with homosexual inclinations can be full participants in the Church, provided that they do not act on those inclinations in ways that violate LDS standards (no sex outside of marriage). Mormonsand can help people understand how they can be good members of the Church and move forward in their spiritual journey as gay men and women while still adhering to the standards and teachings of the Church.
Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.