Mormon rules on dating
However, while temple marriages extend beyond death [if both parties are faithful], non-temple marriages are only "until death do you part." In addition, temple marriages have special priesthood blessings placed upon them which are not available outside the temple.
If both spouses will live their lives in accordance with the Lord's will, then these priesthood blessings will enhance their marriage in ways not otherwise possible.
Snell would also recommend taking your time because of the implications that being too hasty could have on your next relationship.“Time is always a plus for everybody.
Make sure you’re not being too vulnerable, because you can be abused and manipulated.
However, many Latter-day Saints find it difficult to remain in full activity after marrying nonmembers.
Their nonmember spouse often resents them attending Church meetings, paying tithing, accepting callings, and keeping Church Standards (e.g., Sabbath worship) Finally, it should be mentioned that some Latter-day Saints date nonmembers with no intent of forming a serious lasting relationship.
[Ask yourself,] ‘How do they act 4–6 months into a relationship?
could find someone very quickly who was more compatible.
(See Teachings About the Family home page) Members who ignore the counsel of Church leaders on this issue are not punished or ostracized by the Church or its membership.
They are encouraged to bring their nonmember spouses to Church events, meetings, and worship services.
This is because only faithful members of the Church can enter a holy temple and be married for time and all eternity.
In other words, Latter-day Saints believe that when two people enter into temple marriage (i.e., eternal marriage) and are faithful to their covenants, then they will rise in the resurrection as a married couple and live together forever in the married state.Unfortunately, despite their intentions, they sometimes fall in love with nonmembers and find themselves emotionally chained and unable to end the relationship.