), using romantic attachment in an attempt to change the faith of those they’re dating is certainly a wrong application of this passage. Christians who emotionally manipulate Mormons for the purpose of conversion place their integrity in a precarious situation.
(Remember, I warned you that you might not like this, but I am pretending you were my daughter, and I want only the best for you.) As hard as it will be to do, ______________, I am going to suggest that you break up this relationship. For every person who “converts” to Christianity, we see about (estimated) 4 or 5 convert to Mormonism.
Years of wisdom and experience gives me the ability to tell you this, with all gentleness and respect. That’s unofficial, but I’m sure it’s pretty accurate in the overall scheme of things. One, please watch the three You Tube videos I list below.
Christian researcher Sandra Tanner of Utah Lighthouse Ministry believes the problem is especially prevalent with those attending college.
She said, “I often get calls from Christian parents who are deeply concerned about their son or daughter because they have started to date a Mormon at college and have gotten involved in the LDS college social group,” she said.
Often this results in a compromise with the children dividing their attendance between two different churches that profess major doctrinal differences. If dating is considered a possible precursor to marriage, then it makes sense to set the standards high at these beginning levels.
Of course, it’s not a given that a dating couple will eventually marry.If we’re going to make this relationship right, one of you has to change their religion.Unfortunately, that sounds pretty selfish, especially for the one (or both) of you who says to him/herself, “I am not going to convert, but I’ll do everything possible to get him to convert.” If so, voila, you get to keep the relationship.I don’t know you personally, __________, but just based on what you what written, you sound like a very nice girl.Here is what I hear you saying in your post: “I sort of know that this is dangerous territory for me to be in, and I really like my boyfriend.” I won’t quote the whole chapter here, but here’s part of what we say: Many local LDS congregations host weekend dances and other social events to which their young people are encouraged to invite nonmember friends.