Therefore, each issue must be an example of editorial, photographic, and artistic excellence.The New Era shows every twelve- through eighteen-year-old [Mormon] what blessings can come from living the restored gospel.
had dedicated several pages of the February issue to dating concerns.
As I thumbed through the articles I began to reflect on things I had been taught as a youth that were useless or incorrect.
The New Era is published on a monthly basis and includes messages from the First Presidency and other leaders of the Mormon Church, fiction stories, stories from members such as their conversion or missionary experiences, a question and answer section, Church history, poetry from readers, music, photos, and Mormonads.
The mission of the magazine is “to provide a positive, uplifting voice for young people to hear.
When I was newly 16 my mother brought home a highly recommended book about dating, written by an LDS author.
Having not read the book herself, she assumed that it would be filled with excellent advice. This book, authored by a man, taught me that the most important thing to every man in every relationship ever was sex.
“When you are old enough [age 16], you ought to start dating.
It is good for young men and young women to learn to know and to appreciate one another.
We have also visited with youth from a variety of places and have found that there are some common questions that LDS youth would like answered.