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True, a small percentage have finally been baptized after marrying Church members. Others who did not join the Church were still kind and considerate and cooperative and permitted the member spouse to worship and serve according to the Church patterns.Some good women and some good men have joined the Church after the mixed marriage and have remained devout and active. But the majority did not join the Church and, as indicated earlier, friction, frustration and divorce marked a great many of their marriages.Because dating is a preparation for marriage, date only those who have high standards, who respect your standards, and in whose company you can maintain the standards of the gospel of Jesus Christ.(See For the Strength of Youth)Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church.I believe it is a cruel thing to expose a nonmember to that risk.I have received dozens of letters from heartbroken nonmembers who can't understand why the person they love ended their relationship.Such dating is most likely to lead to marriage in the House of the Lord.("Four Bs for Boys", Ensign, November 1981, pp.
However, many Latter-day Saints find it difficult to remain in full activity after marrying nonmembers.
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.
(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.
It may be interesting to some to know that leaders of other churches have, down through the ages, counseled their members to marry within their own faith.
Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish leaders in all nations agree that inter-faith marriages frequently end in separation or divorce.