Lds dating scenarios
Engaged after 2 or 3 months, were going to be engaged for five months but decided to cut it to one month to get-r-done before BYU started back up (thinking, well, we 'know' it's right, so why put it off and have that much longer to be tempted. So, married after about 4 months total..middle of divorce 5 years later after I stopped believing in the church (and that temple feeling, etc.). Any one of our parents should have smacked me upside the head, but all were happy so long as i felt good about it in the temple. rainwriter Re: short courtships Elder Oakes does say in his talk "Divorce," "If you wish to marry well, inquire well.Associations through “hanging out” or exchanging information on the Internet are not a sufficient basis for marriage.I started seeing the sister of a friend, who was a missionary companion of mine. The third time, I was asked, with crying eyes, if I was ever going to propose to her, as she had prayed and been told, "Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt", that I was the one for her! (Never mind that another girl, told me the same thing, only a week earlier).THe kicker is, I decided to end it, after that night.fidget Re: short courtships My husband and I dated for almost four years off and on and we considered odd by Mormon standards.
Our Non-LDS friends thought we were crazy because it was so soon." And each of these threads seems to be a freaking competition to see who married the fastest.I'm talking "I went on two dates and then got engaged" or "We knew each other for a week" and so on.So the question is: is marrying very, very quickly "a thing" in Mormonism?Are members encouraged to marry people they barely know?
I love Mormon mom message boards (I know, I know), and every so often I see a thread like "How long did you date before you married?