Lds conference talks on dating
- Do I need to confess my dating problems to my bishop?
- What does the Bible say about dating?
- What is the ultimate goal of dating?
- Is delaying dating a sin?
- Do I need to confess serious sins to the Bishop?
- Do you need to talk to your bishop about your mistakes?
- Do I need to confess my mistakes?
- What can a bishop do to help me in repentance?
Do I need to confess my dating problems to my bishop?
While dating early may not be something you need to confess to your bishop, you should repent by asking Heavenly Father’s forgiveness for not following the standard set by modern prophets. Part of that repentance should include a change of heart and a commitment to stop dating, if you are still under 16.
What does the Bible say about dating?
For the Strength of Youth says, “Dating can help you develop lasting friendships and eventually find an eternal companion” ( , 24). Your ultimate goal is to spend eternity with Heavenly Father, and in His kingdom we will live as eternal families.
What is the ultimate goal of dating?
So the ultimate goal of dating is to find an eternal companion you can make and keep temple covenants with. When you’re a teen, dating helps you learn how to interact with others, make friends, have fun, and learn and practice respect and courtesy. These skills will be helpful in your social interactions and then later in courtship and marriage.
Is delaying dating a sin?
No, delaying dating is not a sin. For the Strength of Youth says, “Not all teenagers need to date or even want to. Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.
Do I need to confess serious sins to the Bishop?
I know you can repent on your own, but serious sins need to be confessed to the bishop. Where is that line? Thanks. There are basically two reasons that people ask this question.
Do you need to talk to your bishop about your mistakes?
As you think about mistakes you have made, you may be feeling guilty, unsettled, unhappy, or even miserable. If you are experiencing any of those feelings, then you probably need to talk with your bishop about those mistakes. Don’t try to excuse yourself or rationalize your way out.
Do I need to confess my mistakes?
What Do I Need to Confess? I know that you have tried to be obedient, but maybe you have made some mistakes—even some serious mistakes. Most of the mistakes people make can be resolved through personal prayer and sincere repentance.
What can a bishop do to help me in repentance?
The bishop can help you through the repentance process in ways your parents or other leaders are unable to provide. If the sin is serious enough, he may determine that your privileges in the Church should be restricted.