uses the term “passionate kissing” to describe kissing that crosses the line.
According to legend, if you follow their thirty rules for courtship and dating, the man you have always dreamed of will ask you out, woo you, treat you like the queen you are, and eventually propose. And Sunday dinners and taking a plate of brownies over to a guy you like is an expected commonplace occurrence?
From the article: Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Mormon men do not go on missions, which typically entail a mix of community service and proselytizing.
Mormon men are being asked to serve missions at precisely the time in their lives—late teens and early twenties—when sociologists say men are most susceptible to dropping out of organized religion.
The church is sensitive about its historical relationship with polygamy, and entry into a polygamous marriage, even where legal, will result in mandatory consideration of church discipline and possible excommunication.
Since 1985 the church has provided a manual for parents to use in discussing sexuality with their children.