Honorable Conduct, Seeking Counsel11:08 AM
"A young man who enjoys the society and wins the friendship of a young lady unknown to her parents, does not act a noble Christian part toward her or toward her parents. Through secret communications and meetings he may gain an influence over her mind; but in so doing he fails to manifest that nobility and integrity of soul which every child of God will possess. In order to accomplish their ends, they act a part that is not frank and open and according to the Bible standard, and prove themselves untrue to those who love them and try to be faithful guardians over them..."
"The question is asked, 'Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?' and the answer is given, "By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.' The young man who makes the Bible his guide, need not mistake the path of duty and of safety. That blessed book will teach him to preserve his integrity of character, to be truthful, to practice no deception. 'Thou shalt not steal,' was written by the finger of God upon the tables of stones; yet how much underhand stealing of affections is practiced and excused.." ~Review and Herald, January 26, 1886
"Under such guidance let a young woman accept as a life companion only one who possess pure, manly traits of character, one who is diligent, aspiring, and honest, one who loves and fears God. Let a young man seek one to stand by his side who is fitted to bear her share of life's burdens, one whose influence will ennoble and refine him, and who will maker him happy in her lover." ~ The Ministry of Healing, pp. 358, 359