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For the Strength of Youth
This pamphlet summarizes standards from the writings and teachings of Church leaders and from scriptures. While the rules and guidelines in this material were originally prepared for the youth, the principles outlined are applicable to all.

Dating and Courtship
"Members of the Church are somewhat distinctive in their dating and courtship practices, but they are also influenced by broader cultural patterns." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Passionate Kissing
In summary, passionate kissing is a sin before marriage. If you are doing anything with someone that you would not also feel comfortable doing with your brother or sister while in the presence of your parents, then you are going too far and need to repent.

Dating Nonmembers
Latter-day Saints are encouraged to only date faithful members of the Church.

Civil Marriage vs Temple Marriage?
"What does a young woman or a young man do who marries outside of the temple of the Lord?  Unless young people who marry outside the temple speedily repent, they cut themselves off from exaltation in the celestial kingdom of God." President Joseph Fielding Smith

Interracial Dating and Marriage
While the Church does not consider it a sin, leaders have discouraged interracial dating because of the inherent difficulties involved.

Ideas for Dates
Find fun date ideas involving meals, developing talents, service, Church, and entertainment. Also, etiquette information, standards, creative invitations and answers, and things to talk about.