If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.
This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.
Great advice for youth comes from the popular youth speaker, John Bytheway, in his book What I Wish I'd Known in High School, pp. My seminary teacher tried to explain that to a bunch of us sixteen-year-olds one day. "Guys and girls are different, and sometimes expressions of affection mean different things to different people. this means he likes me; he cares for me, oh, how sweet.'" ...56-59, where he writes about the topic "What Do Kisses Mean? Maybe that's like saying, "I really like you." What if you kiss your date? Generally speaking, when a girl is being kissed, she may be thinking, 'Oh . "When a boy is kissing a girl, he may be thinking, 'Wow, this feels good. Can you see how easily a miscommunication or a misunderstanding can happen?Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).He felt he had set a "record." To him, kissing was some kind of contest! Did they realize that each girl he kissed was only a notch on the way to his "goal"? Kimball: Kissing has been prostituted and has degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor, and admiration. What do kisses mean when given out like pretzels, and robbed of sacredness?
Do you think it would have hurt their feelings to know that? Monson said, "Men, take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears." What has happened to kissing? Finally, the answer from a prophet: Kisses are sacred, and are meant to express affection, honor, and admiration.
Kisses are wonderful, but they are powerful and should be handled with great care.
I read about a young man who bragged that he had kissed more girls in one day than anyone else in his stake. This boy really cares for me." Did they know he was just going for a record?
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?