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In other words, they are pressured to convert to Mormonism.

The Christians usually recognize the falsehoods of Mormonism, but they desperately want to continue their relationships and don’t know how to do so unless they become Mormons.

), 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.

Why should the Mormon seriously consider following the Bible when the Christian obviously is not heeding its admonition?

The dynamics of a dating relationship between a boy and a girl creates a very dangerous situation for a believer if he or she has chosen to date someone of another faith.

A relationship with another human should never mean more than a relationship with God.

Christian researcher Sandra Tanner of Utah Lighthouse Ministry believes the problem is especially prevalent with those attending college.

The answer is obvious, as dating is certainly the first step in a possible long-term relationship.

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.

“Often the person has joined the LDS Church without even telling the parents, informing them on their next school break.

By that time, the person is often in a serious relationship that will lead to a temple wedding, which the [non-LDS] parents will not be allowed to witness.” In our experience, far too many Christians reject their faith in order to pursue romantic relationships with Mormons.

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