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?
If your daughter feels emotionally close to you and is confident in your respect of her decisions as a young adult, it will be much more difficult for her to discount your views against what she is being told by her LDS (Mormon) boyfriend and his collogues in Mormonism.
However, if your daughter feels like you do not trust her ability to run her life and make her own decisions, she may view your opposition to her dating relationship as a challenge to her autonomy and may rebel further by reacting negatively to everything you suggest.
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.
For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will quickly destroy you.” QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION: Why did God command the Israelites not to “intermarry” with the people of the nations around them?
If she has been meeting with Mormon missionaries very long, she may be impressed with Mormonism’s youth and family activities and its emphasis on “marriage for time and eternity” in heaven.A young adult approached with an authoritative parental attitude, may react with defiant rejection of all parental input (common in strong-willed children) or resentful compliance in which your daughter may give lip-service to your desires, without heart commitment.Neither response yields the desired affect that would bring a child to maturity in her decision making capacity.How would it affect your ability to teach your children about God?Why does God warn against being “bound together” with an unbeliever?