Thus, the Bible warns, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it the springs of life.” —Proverbs Another factor that contributes to the complexity of this situation is the parental and teenage/young adult relationship.
When parents see their children heading in a direction that could have devastating affects, it is easy for the protective parental instinct to engage with a desire to “rescue” the child—regardless of whether the child is of age and capable of making life-choices.
Thus, we recommend an approach that incorporates an attitude of mutual respect between parent and young adult, with the goal of stimulating and sharpening the young adult’s critical thinking and decision making skills that will help solicit a positive response in the teenage/young adult child.
This approach is outlined in the following steps discussed below: 1.
Like many little girls, Lisa Brockman earnestly believed that someday she would grow up to be a mommy.
That belief has come true for the 33-year-old mother of three youngsters: Madison, Keegan and Cole.
What makes these situations more difficult than others is the emotional element that physical attraction and teenage/young adult insecurity plays into the equation.
When the emotions get involved as they do in a dating relationship, it is difficult for anyone to make objective decisions. Childhood friends, we hadn't seen each other for years. I'd just sat down with Anne over a quick lunch to catch up on our lives.That culture instilled in Lisa the highest goal: a temple marriage.“Every Mormon boy and girl wants a temple marriage,” says Lisa, “because that is the only way you can get into the Celestial Kingdom.Thus, the Christian boyfriend or girlfriend is typically required to join the LDS Church before the relationship can head to the next step, which could be a Mormon temple wedding ceremony.