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Old 07-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #37
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Renton, Washington
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Default Re: Life after the LC

Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
As a bit of a side note, I've seen an unintended side effect of restrictions on dating. In the LC I'm from (a smaller LC), I know of at least 3 "church kids" who turned out to be gay. Interestingly, contact with the opposite sex was virtually prohibited, so the reasonable conclusion is that some probably felt that due to the lack of experience in opposite-sex relationships, same-sex relationships were more of their thing. Obviously this isn't what leaders were quite intending when they applied such rules on relationships. Please note that I'm not trying to make any particular statement about the decisions of these young people, I just wanted to point out that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye.
On the restrictions of dating, in my own youth I witnessed double-standards at play. Yet generally, those who submit to restrictions of dating (which includes any social interactions with the opposite gender), though the intentions of restrictions is noted, the result is young people becoming socially inept in relating to the opposite gender.
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