They went to church together, and he could not understand how she could dump him.
He was the quarterback of the football team, voted “best looking” at school and was always the life of the party.
The following are some questions I have heard most often. While many factors must be taken into consideration, and each situation is different, accountability must be part of your decision. If not, accountability must be put into place before dating begins.
When your teen is ready to have someone remind them of Godly standards for their relationship, they may be ready to date.
Long before the first date, teach your child about dating.
In the early preteen years, help her to build a godly foundation for relationships. When your preteen seeks God, the world of dating (and your role as a parent) is a lot less stressful.
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.
If your teen is a Christian, they are to date and marry only those who have a heart after God’s heart.
The term always got him a laugh from his peers, so he refused, telling her she was unreasonable.
Tommy found that his good looks and charm were not enough to excuse his hurtful behavior and he lost his girlfriend as a result.
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 world wants to define dating for your teenager.