With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God's children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. This is a difficult and sensitive topic, but the Church appears to be growing in appreciating the challenges faced by those who are gay or, more broadly, who experience same-sex attraction to different degrees.The Church still teaches the ancient principle that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God" and that those with homosexual inclinations can be full participants in the Church, provided that they do not act on those inclinations in ways that violate LDS standards (no sex outside of marriage). Mormonsand can help people understand how they can be good members of the Church and move forward in their spiritual journey as gay men and women while still adhering to the standards and teachings of the Church. But if you're talking about kissing people you date, be cautious in how you use this form of affection.Don't throw kisses around - treat them as something valuable to be used with discretion. Under a second or two could be a useful rule, I suppose.In contrast, if you give out your kisses like free samples at the grocery store, what are they worth? I think three.'" This bride was embarrassed, because she had given out kisses like pretzels.About the same as free samples at the grocery store! One of my friends had an interesting experience at a wedding reception. When you go to your wedding, you don't want regrets to go with you.": All of us can communicate loud and clear without using words. I'd like to do this again very soon.'" You may laugh at first, but think about that for a minute. We communicate loud and clear with our actions, and if we're not careful, we could be telling lies! Ashton: You mean, you can be dishonest by kissing someone? If putting your arm around someone means "I like you," and holding hands means "I really like you," than maybe kisses mean "I love you." What do you think?
In short: Save your kisses; you may need them one day. Well, you can make it happen just the way you want if you plan it now! In describing moral transgressions, the words that adults use sometimes confuse youth.Regarding the difficult issue of same-sex marriage, for those who are wondering about possible reasons for the Church's position, I would suggest considering some of the relevant social issues as discussed by a non-LDS advocate of traditional marriage in the article "Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It" by Ryan Anderson (2013).See also "The Consistency of the LDS Church's Position Regarding Legislating Marriage" by J. 2014 Update: The Church has released instructions to Church leaders regarding the same-sex marriage issue.He knows that all have a limit to their resistance....Almost like twins, "petting"-and especially "heavy petting"-and fornication are alike.
Then I wondered if that included hand holding or putting my arm around a girl.