Although your site has helped tremendously, I have a much deeper problem.
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.
Preparation includes, among other things, baptism and full participation in the LDS faith.
Consequently, most practicing Mormons choose to marry members of their own faith for theological reasons as well.
Because our friends’ schedules did not allow for them to help later in the week and the truck was due back, we hoped our new Mormon neighbors (which, it turns out, includes almost everyone on the block) would understand why we had to work on Sunday. I knew that he was a former Mormon bishop who had been very friendly to me during my purchase of the home.
That afternoon, as the back door to the truck rolled open and we began the backbreaking process of unloading, my next-door neighbor—sporting jeans and a T-shirt with a pair of work gloves on his hands—appeared from around the corner. “Imagine,” I thought to myself, “this man is willing to forego his day of rest to help me move.” In one way, I was duly impressed.“We raised our children in a Christian home, but our 18 year old daughter is dating a Mormon who has convinced her to start meeting with Mormon missionaries.We are concerned she is thinking about becoming a Mormon, and we need information on how best to handle this situation.” OUR RESPONSE: We often receive inquiries from concerned parents whose son or daughter is dating a Mormon.Significant cultural differences can complicate a marriage, even when a couple is sincerely in love.Cultural complications may explain why studies show that marriages between Mormons and those of other faiths have remarkably high rates of divorce.Dear Gary, I recently came across your website in search for an explanation of the trinity.