Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Moving toward Commitment

Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Moving toward Commitment
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros As couples begin to feel this comfortable, at ease, secure feeling in each other’s company, they are ready to move from “having dates” to “dating,” or being “in a relationship,” or having a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” We found all these terms to be used pretty much interchangeably by our research participants. With some couples this has to ...
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Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Building Up a Relationship

Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Building Up a Relationship
  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros So just listen—really listen Responding to Disclosures. Now let’s look at how you should respond when your date has given you some information or disclosed her or his feeling or opinion about something. Researchers have found that for you to be seen as responsive and caring, four things need to happen. You need to: List...
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Teaching Young People the Value of Chastity

Teaching Young People the Value of Chastity
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Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "God has commanded that children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony." In today's culture, most people consider sex before marriage normal. Movies, television shows, and popular music all reflect this. God,...
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Dozens of Great Date Ideas

Dozens of Great Date Ideas
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From LDSdates.com Here is a whole truckload of ideas for dates.  Page through and find things that you might really enjoy. Crafts Antique hunting Candle making Collecting things Cross-stitching Drawing Flower arrangements Macramé Make t-shirts Painting Pottery Quilting Refinishing things Scrap-booking Sculpture   Cultural Concerts, ...
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Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Start Dating

Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Start Dating
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros From Acquaintance to Dates Getting acquainted with someone can happen in one quick encounter, but for most people it takes some time, several weeks or months, to get to know them, let them get to know you, and see if you’d like to move to the next phase—having a date that may turn into more dates. Some Ideas about What to Do on Dates ...
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Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Attraction and Getting Acquainted

Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Attraction and Getting Acquainted
Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Although the risk may be seen as high, especially at this very early phase, research shows that the most effective strategy [for getting better acquainted] is asking if a person would go out with you. The ABCs of Dating Getting from single to married is a unique adventure for everyone. But every relationship has a beginning, middle, an...
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