Rules for christian dating
In light of this, we would advise that boys and girls under the age of seventeen should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.
There are simply too many dangers associated with this kind of activity.
The hard preparation will be worthy of a celebration. Don't: Put your teen's dates through the third degree. Don't: Call your teen three times during the date to check up. Don't: Grill your teen with a 1,000 questions about the evening. Do: Know exactly where your teen will be during the evening. Do: Host game nights, dinners, and after-church activities to get to know your teen's date. Don't: Force your teen to join a convent after a bad dating experience. When a teen starts to date, a parent's prayer life doubles.
As the first date approaches, discuss specific guidelines your family will honor. Do: Establish a general curfew for weekends and school nights. Don't: Insist that every date take place in your living room with you and your spouse. Dating is a completely new phase of life that must be learned. Trust God to protect your child and your influence in her life.
The boy came in and met your parents; he paid for dinner; and you were home by p.m.
Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.
The world wants to define dating for your teenager.
Satan bombards her with images of "normal relationships" that contradict God's Word.
With the huge impact that online dating has had on the world, we have been able to meet new people with ease through looking at profiles, emails, smiles and texting.
Sexual promiscuity is rampant, even among Christian teens, and many young people receive little or no moral guidance from their parents.
Binge drinking, date violence, and even date rape are far too common.
Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.
Good news: Your teenager can maintain healthy, God-honoring relationships. You have the power to redefine dating for your teenager, using strategies that can help you and your teen to navigate relational waters.