They are giving into your keeping something which cannot be priced in money, and you are base indeed if you become disloyal to that trust. I remember my father's admonition when I started in my teens to court a young girl: "David, you treat that young lady as you would have any young boy treat your sister." Young men, follow that advice and you will go through life with your conscience clear, and later in life you can say truthfully that with all your mistakes, you have never wronged a woman. This will require careful and prayerful consideration.It would be well to mingle with many good people to have a better understanding of others.Such individuals are forever falling back, trying to develop substitute rationales, drawing new lines beyond which they vow they will not be driven, only to abandon these also under the pressure of growing evils." "Make a list of the traits of the type of spouse you would like to marry.Then make a list of the traits you would need to attract that type of person.Studies have shown that the longer a boy and girl date one another, the more likely they are to get into trouble."It is better, my friends, to date a variety of companions until you are ready to marry.
Make a decision now that this is the place where you will marry.Any dating or pairing off in social contacts should be postponed until at least the age of 16 or older, and even then there should be much judgment used in selections and in the seriousness."Young people should still limit the close contacts for several years, since the boy will be going on his mission when he is 19 years old.Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. Young man, always remember when you take your girl out to a party that her father and mother trust her to you. If they gave you in trust a thousand dollars, you would not think of misusing it or spending it.
Pornography, with its sleazy filth, sweeps over the earth like a horrible, engulfing tide. But you boys who are in high school don't need this, and neither do the girls." "Clearly, right marriage begins with right dating. Our Heavenly Father wants you to date young men who are faithful members of the Church, who will be worthy to take you to the temple and be married the Lord's way. A girl may say, "Oh, I do not intend to marry this person. Don't settle for less than what the Lord wants you to be." "Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church. Temple marriage is a gospel ordinance of exaltation.