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Dating and Courtship


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Courtship and marriage

Dating and Courtship

Overview

In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion.

Scriptures

Scripture References

Scripture Study Resources

Messages from Church Leaders

Additional Messages

Videos

“A Brand New Year: Dating”

“Simple Expressions of Love”

“Elder and Sister Bednar—Love”

“How Do I Love Thee?”

“Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World”

“Standards: Sexual Purity and Modesty—True Confidence”

Learning Resources

General Resources

For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices (2022), ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Church Magazines

“The Dance Drama,” Friend, February 2017

“My Date Knew What to Do,” New Era, January 2017

“Creating Our Happy Ending,” Ensign or Liahona, December 2016

“Not Dating? You’re Not Alone,” New Era, February 2014

“Dating Academy: Teaching Children about Relationships,” Ensign, August 2014

“Dating and Virtue,” Ensign, September 2010

“Idea List: Make a Great Date,” New Era, April 2010

“Stories from General Authorities on Dating,” New Era, April 2010

“What Makes a Person Datable?” New Era, April 2010

“Dating Advice from Prophets and Apostles,” New Era, April 2010

“Is Dating Dead?” New Era, April 2010

“Making the Most of Our Single Years,” Ensign, August 2008

“Choosing and Being the Right Spouse,” Ensign, September 2002

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, July 2001

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, February 2001

“Idea List: The Do’s of Dating,” New Era, November 2000

In the News

“Taking the Fear Out of Dating,” Church News

“Dating Takes Practice Too,” Church News

“Research Supports LDS Dating Guidelines,” Church News

Teachings of Presidents of the Church

Stories

Media

Audio

“LDS Dating: A Paradox of Choice—September 21, 2015,” Latter-day Saints Channel Daily, episode 846

“Teens and Dating—Part 1,” Gospel Solutions for Families, episode 49

“Teens and Dating—Part 2,” Gospel Solutions for Families, episode 50

“Dating in Your Twenties—May 11, 2015,” Latter-day Saints Channel Daily, episode 751

“Courage to Marry—October 15, 2015,” Latter-day Saints Channel Daily, episode 864

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