ANSWERS: 14
  • For the same reasons that many parents dislike their children dating people of other religions. They might fear that: 1. their child will be converted to the other religion by their boyfriend/girlfriend 2. their child will face relationship problems due to religious disagreements, especially if it gets serious 3. any children that result from the relationship might not be raised as Mormons due to the other parent's wishes
  • Maybe because the thought of there child converting or maybe looking into a serious relationship with them. although some parents are ok with it as long as they've talked to you about it
  • Because from the moment a child is born into a Mormon family it is the duty of the parents to prepare that child for the blessings of being sealed to their mate for time and all eternity in a Mormon Temple if a Mormon child starts dating a non mormon and the relationship becomes serious unless the non mormon partner is open to conversion to the Mormon faith this will be impossible as in order to be sealed in the temple both partners have to be faithful Mormons Mormons hold Temple marriage as being very sacred and the only way a couple can be together after death and if they were to allow their child to date people who are non mormon this will jeopardize the chances their child will be married in the temple
  • A main reason probably is that there's always that aspect of the relationship getting serious and leading to marriage. It has to do with Priorities i guess. But i'm glad my parents are fairly relaxed on this. My Mom encourages me to date around just to get to know what i like and am looking for in a future spouse. Some Mormon parents are like mine, others are strict.
  • I am a 17 year old mormon living in Utah so I hear this kind of stuff all the time. Most mormon parents do not mind their children dating non-mormons. I think that some parents feel this way because they don't want their son/daughter to be pressured into breaking the law of chastity or doing things contrary to mormon teachings. If you were to get to know the parents of the individual you wish to date and show them that you live good standards (no swearing, obscenity, sexually related stuff, etc.) I strongly believe they would be fine letting you date their child.
  • Wow. This is a pretty intense question. I'm not Mormon, but I swear at LEAST once a week my boyfriend tries to convert me. He knows I won't, but still he tries. He's 17 and I'm 15 (16 in 38 days!) and he is HARDCORE Mormon. His parents think I'm the spawn of the Devil, yet still they let him date me (I swear constantly, even in front of them!) Sooo...I don't know what to do about that. His parents really don't like me, but they're letting him date me... It makes no sense, and I think something's up. What should I do... :/
  • Non-Mormons are usually concerned about relationships here and now, in this life. Mormons care about this life too, but are preparing for marriages and families that last for this life and the next. These marriages usually take place in temples like the one pictured below. So long term vision is one part of it. The other is simply moral ambiguity. Mormons have high moral standards, and non-Mormons may or may not.
  • There is a saying, or two, we parents use in the Church, when instructing our kids about dating. 1. Pick a date fit for a mate. 2. You will marry whom you date. We happen to believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Say Saints, is the one and only true Church on the earth today. And we will not hesitate to tell you so. It is not just a belief, we know beyond all doubt, this is true. Therefore, we do not encourage our children to seek companions among non-Mormons. Not because we think we are better than anyone else, but because we know of the many, many problems that can arise when neither side is willing to compromise their faith, for the sake of the children, or the marriage. We know love can happen between any two people, whether they are Mormon and Mormon, or Mormon and non-Mormon. And we also know that the problems can more easily be solved if the parents are of the same faith, and Religion. We parents approach a relationship between a young man and woman with hindsight. Most young people only care about what is happening now, as far as they are concerned the future can take care of itself. And very few even consider the possibility that there will be any serious problems in their future. Even two active Latter Day Saints can, and often do, have some problems. Why increase your chances for problems by marrying someone not of your same faith and Religion? If you must marry that man or woman of another faith or religion, do all you can to convert them to your religion first. I can assure you, they will be doing the same to you, if they are sincere in their faith...Later
  • Mormons, and anyone else serious about their religion, do not want their children to marry outside their faith. Dating is a first step toward that. Best avoided from the very outset.
  • I can't imagine they wouldn't want them to date a non-mormon so they have a chance to convert him or her. Wouldn't that be a better way for them to multiply?
  • Becuase we don't worship the same God. Christianity worship God the God of the holly bible and Jesus Crist the Only Son of God. Don't be fooled by them using the name Jesus they believe he is an angle aspirit brother if Satan. The Jesus of the bible is Gods only Son the bible says we can become sons of god but it is a small. ( s ). not Capitol ( S) god accents as his adopted sons through Jesus who died on the cross and rose again. that Jesus is the only way to heaven acording to the bible. The bible is the Word of God not some book the thousands of years later god spoke to and told Joseph smith to write. The bible is our only trusted historical written record all truth should be compared to the bible not so Mormon book. Now back to the same God if I names my son jesus does that make the same Jesus the bible teaches NO we study who he was in the historic record that was written when he lived and that identifys which Jesus we are talking about. You don't study a book that someone writes that never knew him thousands of years later claims he is.
  • Becuase we don't worship the same God. Christianity worship God the God of the holly bible and Jesus Crist the Only Son of God. Don't be fooled by them using the name Jesus they believe he is an angle aspirit brother if Satan. The Jesus of the bible is Gods only Son the bible says we can become sons of god but it is a small. ( s ). not Capitol ( S) god accents as his adopted sons through Jesus who died on the cross and rose again. that Jesus is the only way to heaven acording to the bible. The bible is the Word of God not some book the thousands of years later god spoke to and told Joseph smith to write. The bible is our only trusted historical written record all truth should be compared to the bible not so Mormon book. Now back to the same God if I names my son jesus does that make the same Jesus the bible teaches NO we study who he was in the historic record that was written when he lived and that identifys which Jesus we are talking about. You don't study a book that someone writes that never knew him thousands of years later claims he is.
  • My advice is if you are not LDS/Mormon, run away as fast and as far as you can. If you want to be part of a cult and be controlled join them. They are not Christians. Just because they have Jesus in their name and say some flattering things, they are not Christians. Joseph Smith was a false prophet and a deceiver. They have been deceived.
  • cause they want them to date someone of their own religion

Copyright 2018, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy