Now that you’ve recognized what’s happening, set limits.Your parents or Church leaders can help you establish some rules.
Modern prophets have counseled against dating before 16, so willfully disregarding this counsel should not be taken lightly.
If you need more help in this area, talk to your parents or Church leaders.
says, “When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates. Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.
It is good for you to go to games and dances and picnics, to do all of the young things. We encourage you to set high standards of dating.” Whatever you call it—“going out,” “dating,” or even “hanging out”—if you are pairing up with someone so that you can spend time together, it’s pretty much the same thing.
To know if it’s a date, ask these questions: (1) What’s in your heart and mind; what is your intent? (3) Are you pairing up—talking to and being close to one person exclusively—even while in a group of friends?