Good morning, brothers and sisters. For more than twenty-five years, both as a student and now as a professor here at Brigham Young University, I have been personally blessed by many of the messages shared in these devotionals. It is truly a humbling experience to speak with you today. However, as final scheduling was put into place, I was asked to move to this devotional slot during the first week of April. When this happened, I wondered if I should perhaps change the focus of my remarks. I should also note that while I will share some insights with you from my studies as a marriage researcher over the years, the truest and most transformative lessons I have ever had on the subject of love I have learned from my dear wife, Stefani.
“As I Have Loved You”: Agency-Based Love in Dating and Marriage
"As I Have Loved You" | Jason S. Carroll | BYU Speeches
How will you know who to marry? One of the most important aspects of the courtship process, which is unfortunately often lacking in LDS dating, is the very important need to spend ample time together. Although LDS dating online can be an opportunity to meet other singles, it is extremely important to date face-to-face for a long enough period of time. A few brief dates, followed by a whirlwind engagement and marriage, does not build a solid foundation for marriage.
Courtship and Dating
D ating is an idea that I have not found in the Bible. Pursuing a spouse and courtship, although not specifically worded in the Bible, are found in quite a few places. How are we to date and court someone in the culture we live in today?
Join us on. One of the most asked questions by single Christians is about dating and marriage. Where is it in Scripture? What is proper? How do I go about this?