Mormon and dating
Neither response yields the desired affect that would bring a child to maturity in her decision making capacity.
Thus, we recommend an approach that incorporates an attitude of mutual respect between parent and young adult, with the goal of stimulating and sharpening the young adult’s critical thinking and decision making skills that will help solicit a positive response in the teenage/young adult child.
When the emotions get involved as they do in a dating relationship, it is difficult for anyone to make objective decisions.
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.
Thus, we recommend that the best way to approach your daughter in this situation is to emphasize that while you have “concerns” about her choice to date this Mormon man, you will always love her as your daughter, no matter what choice she makes in regard to this relationship.This approach is outlined in the following steps discussed below: 1.MAINTAIN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DAUGHTER.How would marrying someone who has a different view of “God” affect your ability to worship and serve the true God?How would it affect your ability to teach your children about God?
Let her know that you recognize that she is “of age” to make her own decisions for life and that she is responsible to embrace the life-long consequences of her actions.