Unless your child has their own bank account, their own vehicle, and their own rules…they are not prepared for a deep relationship with another human being.Until that time, their heart and mind need to be focused on the One who knows exactly whom their lifelong mate will be.Two school years later, I was dating someone else and in a woefully unhealthy fashion, I made my life about this guy (he, however, the jerk in this relationship).He needed rescuing from his bad choices and I convinced myself I was somehow the perfect rescuer.The Lord has commanded you to protect them from and steer them away from sin, not to condone and promote the possibility of it.Let me tell you, no form of “monitoring” your child’s dating relationship will deter two teenagers with raging hormones. But, if your child has been taught from early childhood that the Lord has the perfect mate for them, that waiting for your spouse is God-honoring and holy, and that the years and years of saying no to every member of the opposite sex will be beyond worth it when you can tell your spouse on your wedding night, “I waited for you.” If you don’t listen to the naysayers when your child is two — the one’s saying, “We’ll see how well that works when she’s 16.” — and you continue to instill biblical principles and share the perfect will of the Lord through life lessons and scripture…children will thank you one day!
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Fortunately, I serve a holy God that wiped my slate clean that October night that I said, “Take me Lord, change me, make me whole again.” He did and he’s done it well. ), when Q and I say we don’t support teen dating, this is my reason why. Teen dating opens the door for raging hormones and sexual temptation — temptation and sin that .How kids relate to the opposite sex and how they eventually date will determine the success of their relationships and say a lot about their Christian commitment.Parents and youth workers can play an important role in equipping kids to navigate the dating years.(Side note: If you’re not a Christian, these rules can still apply to you as they are a recipe for a healthy, strong relationship where you have a voice and are safe). As a new sophomore in high school, a senior boy and I had a mutual attraction.
He asked me out, I said ‘yes’ (and secretly hoped my parents would too) and for nearly the next year, we were a thing.
To be clear, I don’t regret dating then because the boy was a jerk. I simply wasn’t ready for it and sometimes, I wasn’t very nice to him.