Daughter dating Mormon boy

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Daughter dating Mormon boy
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Sat, 05-14-2011 - 9:50pm

Maybe a stupid question...DD has just started dating a boy who is LDS. (I hope there are some of you here to answer my question!) He is here with her right now watching a movie. I know LDS is much more strict than we (Methodists) are, so I'd like to respect their rules. She is currently wearing shorts and a tank top, which I understand is a no-no. That is pretty much her summer uniform...should I tell her she needs to dress differently as long as they are dating? Would his parents be offended if she showed up at their house in that?

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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 11:23pm

Oh well...I guess I wondered about all this too soon. Apparently, his parents did not know about this relationship until his sister told them this afternoon. They went and looked at

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 10:13am

It's hard now but really count your blessings.

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 1:14pm

Of course they want him to date only Mormon girls.

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 6:22pm
mom_iteadrinker wrote:.

So now he can go on his mission to some "deepest, darkest,dangerous " subburb..


Dangerous? Really?

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 7:56pm

I think I-Tea was poking a little fun at the Mormon "missionaries", referencing the fact that other Christian missionaries often traveled to the "deepest, darkest, dangerous" places on the globe, to spread the Word more by deed than by proselytizing.

Mormon missionaries --whose sole purpose is to produce converts-- don't have to travel QUITE than far to find fertile ground for new converts.

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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 12:36am

I was being sarcastic Rose.

Every few years, we get them on our street, knocking on doors spreading their brand of Christainity to us heathens (again being sarcastic).

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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 6:54am

Sorry, I missed the sarcasm there. ;) I don't think they really worked much on converting DS... but then again, he's pretty outspoken about his beliefs, so maybe they tried a time or two and then moved on.

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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 7:39am

I agree with the poster who said this is nothing personal. He is supposed to date people of his own faith.

Actually, that mantra comes up quite often on this board in terms of Christianity. No difference in my opinion other than "Christianity" is more mainstream. The sentiment is still the same.

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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 8:08am

No problem..

They used the "we think familes are important" ploy with me.

Funny thing about the LDS missionaries, you never see them in the neighborhood in winter.

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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 1:09am

I know it's for the best, she'll get over it soon enough. She told me he tried to speak to her about it at school the next day, but she told him she didn't want to hear it. She said she wanted a bf who would stick up for her instead of caving in at the first sign of trouble. She even deleted him from her phone. I told her he probably didn't have much of a choice, IDK how much LDS kids are encouraged to have their own opinions. Maybe it was a little harsh, but it was certainly effective.