The widespread belief is that these patterns are largely unconscious, operating in areas of our brains that are not always connected to our awareness.Just as breathing and walking do not require us to think, many of our interactions with and reactions to others happen automatically.Two doctrinally based principles guide the dating and courtship of LDS youth: first, because of the religious significance of marriage, virtually everyone who can is expected to marry; second, because of the spiritual and social importance of chastity, sexual relations must wait until after marriage.Latter-day Saints place an unusually strong emphasis on marriage, believing that marriage is ordained of God (D&C ) and is a prerequisite for obtaining the highest heavenly state after mortality (D&C 131:1-4; see Exaltation).Learning about styles and shapes can also help date pieces, particularly on the older pieces from the early 1800s when many were not marked.Spode used hundreds of different styles of backstamps in its nearly 250 year history.Start of the Spode business to 1833: the company was known as Spode.
Robert Copeland carried out the most reliable and detailed research of backstamps used by the company and his 'marks book' is a necessary requirement for the serious collector!
For most young people in the United States outside the Church, dating begins at an early age (about age thirteen during the 1980s); it has no set pattern of progression, and is often informal and unsupervised.
These contemporary dating patterns form a social context that influences somewhat the majority of LDS youth.
The notion that interactions with our primary caregivers throughout our childhoods determine unconscious patterns of security, trust and independence that we carry into adulthood is not new.
Relatively recently, the field of neuroscience exploded with findings about how the brain works, much of which backs up the notion that significant relationships and experiences in our lives can imprint unconscious memories in our brains--memories that can be triggered later in life and lead to certain feelings and behaviors without us even realizing what's going on.