We live in a world that gives us all kinds of messages about what true love is.
The TV shows, movies and books we read all portray love in so many different ways.
It is worth a good discussion with them, and here are some questions that can help.
I would ask the youth these questions and see how they would answer these on their own, and then I would be prepared with counsel, quotes and scriptures to teach them further.
The Bible gives us the best picture of what true love is.
Included are some really great and effective scripture study activities like this one where they dig into Article of Faith #13 and answer the question, “what are the church’s standards regarding dating?
It is what they think about and what to know more about! These are the points that the youth must battle – so they raise their standards, like Captain Moroni did.
The funny thing about this, is that in my experience, many youth don’t date much anymore. Whenever we talked about it, their eyes lit up and I had their total attention and I consistently felt a great need to bring this back into the lives of our youth. Formerly, a STANDARD was a military object (like a flag or an ensign) carried atop a pole. If a youth chooses not to raise that standard, they run the risk of defeat.
Sometimes with all the different portrayals of love, its hard to really determine what true love is.
So the help clear it up, we’re going to talk about three things true love is.
The question isn’t whether they are forming relationships, they are.