Despite great opposition from many other Christian branches, Mormonism identifies itself as a Christian religion, the "restoration" of primitive Christianity.
A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better.
In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion.
You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.
[Editor’s note: “Cynthia Bowman” is a pseudonym, as are other names denoted with an asterisk.
Other smaller denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, such as the Community of Christ and the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), hold significantly different doctrines than those taught by the LDS Church.
Islam agrees that Jesus (whom the Qur'an calls "Isa") was a Messiah in his own right, but insists that he was only a mortal man, not the Son of God or a divine being.
When I left Mormonism, my LDS wife divorced me and moved back home to Utah to live with her LDS family.
My daughter who is now 8 is asking me to allow her to be baptized LDS.
Both Islam and Mormonism believe that the Christian religion as originally established by Jesus was a true religion, but that Christianity subsequently became deformed to the point that it was beyond simple reformation.
Hence, each religion sees its founder (Muhammad for Islam, and Joseph Smith for Mormonism) as being a true prophet of God, called to re-establish the true faith.