Vertically Connected Blog
One of the big mysteries of the dating experience is figuring out whether someone you are dating is someone you could marry.
And because marrying someone is a big deal - both immediately and eternally - solving that mystery is also a big deal.
While there is no magic formula for figuring out who you should spend the rest of eternity with, there are some ways to at least make a more informed and inspired decision.
And some of those ways involve asking some really good (and really honest) questions so that you can receive revelation based on as much information and understanding as possible.
Remember, one of the main purposes of dating - as opposed to sitting next to someone in a class or even hanging out with them - is to get to know someone well enough that you can make a decision about the future of a relationship with that person.
That kind of knowledge requires spending lots of time together, talking and learning about each other, and sharing common experiences in a wide variety of circumstances. It also requires you to be open with each and willing to share your thoughts, feelings, perceptions of life, expectations, hopes and dreams.
Elder Robert D. Hales taught:
"The track that leads to marriage passes through the terrain called dating! Dating is the opportunity for lengthy conversations. When you date, learn everything you can about each other. Get to know each other’s families when possible.
And so, with Elder Hales' counsel in mind, I have compiled 107 questions that couples can begin asking each other when they are dating exclusively and seriously.
Here's some preparation for them:
Stephen & Michelle Hunsaker
Stephen teaches at the Logan Institute of Religion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been teaching for over 26 years.
Michelle is a full-time mom who enjoys reading, writing, teaching, and anything and everything to do with musicals.
They are the parents of ten children and authors of the book : Boxing the Lord In and Other Ways We Hinder Revelation.
Their hope is that each week through the thoughts and ideas they share in this blog, you can become more "vertically connected" in your lives. They seek to see and share "things as they really are" and "as they really will be" (Jacob 4:13) by learning how to build more and more on the sure foundation of the Savior, Jesus Christ and the doctrines and principles of His gospel.