14 dating tips from the Prophets and Apostles
Whether you like it or not, you get dating advice from everyone. My personal favorite is when a single person gives me advice on finding a wife… I think to myself “hows that working for you?”
But then there are some people that you respect, and when they give advice you follow it. I can not think of any group I respect more than the Apostles, so I started to search for dating advice from the Prophets and Apostles. I was shocked with all the advice I found! Here are 14 dating tips from the Prophets and Apostles.
- Ask her with your voice.
“Don’t text her! Use your own voice to introduce yourself to the righteous daughters of God who are all around you. To actually hear a human voice will shock her—perhaps into saying yes.”
~Elder M. Russell Ballard
- “When you date, learn everything you can about each other.”
“Dating is the opportunity for lengthy conversations. When you date, learn everything you can about each other. Get to know each other’s families when possible. Are your goals compatible? Do you share the same feelings about the commandments, the Savior, the priesthood, the temple, parenting, callings in the Church, and serving others? Have you observed one another under stress, responding to success and failure, resisting anger, and dealing with setbacks? Does the person you are dating tear others down or build them up? Is his or her attitude and language and conduct what you would like to live with every day?”
~Elder Robert D. Hales
- The myth of “soul mates”
“‘Soul mates’ are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price”
~President Spencer W. Kimball
- Treat your date with respect.
“In dating, treat your date with respect, and expect your date to show that same respect for you. Tears inevitably follow transgression. Men, take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears.” ~President Thomas S. Monson
- Seek the Lord’s confirmation.
“Now, brethren, do not expect perfection in your choice of a mate. Do not be so particular that you overlook her most important qualities of having a strong testimony, living the principles of the gospel, loving home, wanting to be a mother in Zion, and supporting you in your priesthood responsibilities. Of course, she should be attractive to you, but do not just date one girl after another for the sole pleasure of dating without seeking the Lord’s confirmation in your choice of your eternal companion”
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