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Gramps,

You might be getting ready for a response about the birds and the bees, but that is not what I am asking about today. That, to me, is a very clear line. But, my question is about other aspects of marriage that might be off limits to those who are engaged. Where is the line in regards to couples reading their scriptures together, praying together, FHE together, or Family History together? Have any church leaders counseled about those things?

Thank you!

Nathan

 

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Nathan,

Scripture study, prayers, family history, and wholesome activities and instruction (which is what Family Home Evening is) fall into the category of “good at anytime” and should be done often.  In fact, I am hard pressed to find any reasonable situation were they would not be a good idea if everyone present was interested.

All those things can strengthen individual and families, both of which can use more strengthening.  Which is why the Church highly encourages us to do them both individual and as families.  However this encouragement should not be taken as a sign that they are exclusive to just those to situations.

If you are dating someone and you and your date feel like studying the scriptures and the like go right ahead and do so.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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