Adult dating mormons
In what way would intimacy and “fellowship” be compromised if your mate is unsaved?
Will God bless you if you place a person in front of your relationship with Him?
Ask her for a couple hours of uninterrupted time where you and she can sit down and discuss these matters, apart from the presence of her LDS boyfriend or Mormon friends.
Let her know that at this meeting, you desire to hear her side of the issue, not what her boyfriend thinks, but what she thinks.
OBJECTION #2: YOUR DAUGHTER THINKS HER LDS BOYFRIEND IS A CHRISTIAN: Even though in the first part of your conversation with your daughter, you attempted to address any concerns she had about her own faith in comparison to Mormonism, she may still claim that these differences are insignificant and that she believes her Mormon boyfriend is indeed a “Christian” because he “believes in Jesus Christ.” Are you prepared to explain why her LDS boyfriend’s “belief” in “Jesus Christ” is not the same as her belief?
Mormonism uses Christian terminology with completely different meanings.
OBJECTION #1: YOUR DAUGHTER IS MISSIONARY DATING: Your daughter may say something like, “I know he doesn’t believe exactly like we do, but he’s open to discussing religion and I’m trying to help him see the truth of my faith.” A few questions in response may help her put this idea in proper perspective.
Then, explain that because you love her, you feel a responsibility as her parents to share the concerns you have over this relationship, but this in no way reflects a desire to “run” or “control” her life.
At this point, it would be good to ask if she would be willing to engage in an open and honest dialogue with you over her reasons for dating this LDS young man and what interests her about Mormonism.
Thus, the Bible warns, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it the springs of life.” —Proverbs Another factor that contributes to the complexity of this situation is the parental and teenage/young adult relationship.
When parents see their children heading in a direction that could have devastating affects, it is easy for the protective parental instinct to engage with a desire to “rescue” the child—regardless of whether the child is of age and capable of making life-choices.