“When you are old enough [age 16], you ought to start dating.It is good for young men and young women to learn to know and to appreciate one another.

The church is sensitive about its historical relationship with polygamy, and entry into a polygamous marriage, even where legal, will result in mandatory consideration of church discipline and possible excommunication.

Since 1985 the church has provided a manual for parents to use in discussing sexuality with their children.

We have also visited with youth from a variety of places and have found that there are some common questions that LDS youth would like answered.

Here are a few questions from youth about dating, along with answers we hope are helpful.

Your ultimate goal is to spend eternity with Heavenly Father, and in His kingdom we will live as eternal families.

So the ultimate goal of dating is to find an eternal companion you can make and keep temple covenants with.

As a car pulls to a stop in the front driveway, she swiftly gathers up her purse and flies down the stairs to greet her visitor. Her husband, Jim, comes over to shake the visitor’s hand. ” “There is no one I can think of whom I would rather see her with, besides myself of course.” Jim chuckles, “Try not to be out too late sweetheart and enjoy your evening!

Brother Gordon sits quietly on the couch, reading the evening news when the expectant knock comes. ” and with a parting kiss, Jim waves goodbye as his wife and Brother Jones go out, hand in hand, for an entertaining evening.

": All of us can communicate loud and clear without using words. I'd like to do this again very soon.'" You may laugh at first, but think about that for a minute. We communicate loud and clear with our actions, and if we're not careful, we could be telling lies! Ashton: You mean, you can be dishonest by kissing someone? If putting your arm around someone means "I like you," and holding hands means "I really like you," than maybe kisses mean "I love you." What do you think?