Preparation includes, among other things, baptism and full participation in the LDS faith.
These ceremonies can only be performed when both the husband and wife are properly prepared.
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?
As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us.
How could I help a non-Mormon spouse to feel like a member of my ward family when he is not a member of my church? Is it naive to think we could raise our children to fully participate in two different faiths?