Spencer w kimball quotes on dating dating site in lesotho
Like Paul, I am pressed in the Spirit to warn and exhort and to strengthen.May I have the blessings of our Heavenly Father in my utterances.As no kiss I have shared with my mother or any relative, actually, has even approached three seconds, I’m not quite sure how to connect those two bits of advice. Scott counseled youths to “keep your expressions of feelings to those that are comfortable in the presence of your parents.” I ran this by a newly temple-married friend of mine who told me that her parents had never seen her and her husband kiss except over the altar.(Although, she forgot to mention her engagement photos, in which their passion for kissing was advertised to us all.) The application of this counsel seems to depend on how comfortable you are with public (or familial) displays of affection.What I will say, though, is that I am grateful to have a prophet who cares enough about young single adults to provide us with dating standards.What a blessing it is to have guidelines that help us keep the spirit of the Lord with us in such weighty matters as dating and marriage.
President Kimball’s quote goes on to explain the bounds of appropriate kissing: “Even if timely courtship justifies the kiss, it should be a clean, decent, sexless one like the kiss between mother and son, or father and daughter.” Advising us on how to put this into practice, an institute teacher once said a couple should share no more than three kisses per night for no more than three seconds each.
To quote President Kimball directly: Dont just dip into your bag of salted kisses willy-nilly, guys. For example, we’re counseled not to lie down with a date.
But I presume that simply lying down with another person isn’t the problem or necessarily wrong.
Actually, I put some thought into this, and I believe President Kimball’s point was that pretzels are a trifling snack attributing no emotional significance.
For example, suppose I had this bag of pretzels, which is nearly as endless as my capacity to kiss.
I think this is sort of the point of Jesus’ admonition that “whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Physical attraction is, of course, all well and good, but lending undue gravity to physical attraction can shift a relationship’s focus and stunt its emotional and spiritual progress.