(On the other hand, don’t weird her out by talking about marriage on the first date.) I agree.Male leadership wasn’t the result of the Fall, but of creation (as Genesis implies and Paul makes clear in 1 Timothy 2). Clean your act up today, not "when" The lie is that once you find the right girl, all your problems will go away—you just need the right motivation, right? If Jesus isn’t motivation enough to grow in maturity and pursue godliness, then you are not ready to pursue a woman. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” Every man needs to realize that he will only be worth following if he follows God.The intentional man repeatedly and constantly goes first and takes on all of the risk of rejection.He always lets the girl know where he stands so she feels secure and isn’t left guessing.Our prophet has said, “In dating, treat your date with respect, and expect your date to show that same respect for you.” We know that you will be a positive influence in the lives of all the young men you date—and all your friends who see your righteous example.As you continue to develop your gifts and talents, make wise choices in your friendships with others, and become a righteous influence, your years of dating will be positive, rewarding, and fun.Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.
Make certain that the marriage in your future is a temple marriage. Dating is an opportunity for you to develop and expand your friendships with young men. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave a simple and meaningful definition of a friend: “Friends are people who make it easier to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Dating is an opportunity to get to know young men in preparation for marriage. When you are considering going with a young man, make sure that he has high standards and will always help you live the gospel of Jesus Christ.Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself: Have fun and be fun on dates as you get to know others. Some of the most fun dates can be as simple as cooking a meal together. You can observe and get to know the other person better by doing activities than by just sitting and watching movies.She read all the right books and did all the right things.She read about how she was a princess in God's sight and how he wanted the very best for her.