It is very different from dating….“Young women, resist too much hanging out, and encourage dates that are simple, inexpensive, and frequent.
Don’t make it easy for young men to hang out in a setting where you women provide the food. An occasional group activity is OK, but when you see men who make hanging out their primary interaction with the opposite sex, I think you should lock the pantry and bolt the front door.
We would giggle and laugh through this wonderful phase of our lives.
And date-by-date we would gain more confidence and the social skills to take us into our college years, where dating had a different goal.
pamphlet and test themselves on what they know by heart! It is also available in our August combo package HERE.
Included are some really great and effective scripture study activities like this one where they dig into Article of Faith #13 and answer the question, “what are the church’s standards regarding dating?
It is about “who is with who”, and not about “who I should take on a date this weekend”.
Setting aside the dangers of hooking up, what about those social skills gained as youth date a variety of people?
When I would talk to my students about this, the response is NOT that they didn’t want to date – it was that the expectation was: that if they asked someone out that must mean that they wanted to “be” with them – so the pressure was too heavy.
There is also a print with 40 cheap and fun group dates. Here are some thoughts on this subject by Shannon: Most youth love to talk about dating.
If you say, “We are having a lesson on dating this Sunday”, record numbers will show up. How applicable that symbol is for all of the standards in For the Strength of Youth.