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Such a sandy foundation will not hold firm when the storms of life come- and they always come.
"The best way to avoid divorce from an unfaithful, abusive, or unsupportive spouse is to avoid marriage to such a person. Associations through 'hanging out' or exchanging information on the Internet are not a sufficient basis for marriage.
When you've fallen in love with someone it's easy to believe that you are the best of friends and will always feel the way you do, but falling in love is a temporary emotion, one that eventually fades.
It's important when courting that you take the time to develop a strong friendship with the one you're dating. Hafen has compared relationships between men and women to a pyramid.
Being sealed to a spouse in the temple is the greatest covenant one can make with God- and can only be achieved as a companionship.
A temple wedding seals a husband and wife together for all time and eternity- meaning they will be together again after this life- and is necessary for exaltation.
After following the basic LDS dating rules and guidelines the time will come when you’re ready to work towards a temple marriage. Prepare yourself through proper dating and courtship and learn how to build a strong relationship by dating for a sufficient time, becoming best friends, choosing the right person, building a foundation upon Jesus Christ.
Since many YSA members of the Church in the European countries live in small communities of church members, their dating opportunities within the Church can be limited.
Not only do young LDS members have a chance to meet new people and possibly find love, but they have an opportunity to strengthen their testimony and build friendships across country and political boundaries. Johnson, Second Counselor in the Europe Area Presidency of the Church, invited youth in the Nordic countries to plan on attending.
He said, “If you’re a young single adult and you’re wondering whether you ought to go to Festinord, or a Young Single Adult conference that we are holding in Europe, I’d say go.” If you live in a Nordic European country and would like to attend, visit Festinord’s official website for more information.
Oaks, " Divorce," Don't let yourself get caught up in the moment by jumping into marriage when you're still in the stage of infatuation and attraction.
Take the time necessary to allow your relationship (and knowledge of the one you're dating) to properly form a sure foundation.