The average age at marriage has increased in the last few decades, and the number of children born to LDS married couples has decreased.It is timely to share some concerns about some current practices in the relationships of young LDS singles in North America.
As dates become fewer and more elaborate, this seems to create an expectation that a date implies seriousness or continuing commitment. Gone is the clumsy and inexpensive phone call your parents and grandparents and I used to make. ” Cheap dates like that can be frequent and nonthreatening, since they don’t seem to imply a continuing commitment.
Overnight co-ed activities that are not university sponsored such as spending the night together at the St.
Anthony Sand Dunes, camping, staying in motels or cabins, and similar activities are prohibited.
The divide between the standards of the gospel and those of the world continues to widen. We agree to abstain from behavior that conflicts with the CES Honor Code, like immorality, pornography, violent or sexually explicit entertainment or gambling.
We also avoid situations which might compromise our standards and tempt us unnecessarily.