These parents are involved in their children’s lives, seeking to protect their innocence and purity for marriage.
Whom they should date As a starting point, we believe our teens should develop friendships with and eventually date only other Christians (2 Corinthians -16).
Realizing now where this conversation was headed, she rolled her eyes. When our girls do spend time with a boy, it’s in a group, not one on one.
“Your mom and I just want to make sure you know what you stand for as you get old enough to date. We’re trying to train them to protect their emotions and not to send romantic signals to boys.
He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .
Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.
It takes time to discover those qualities about a person and even more time to see if they are enduring or just a pretense.
Inner character can’t be seen at first sight, across a crowded room, when you say your first hello.
However, even with these guidelines, three out of four of our teens had their first real date to the school prom in their junior year at age 17.She looked nonchalantly out her window as their car crossed a small bridge. “I would like to ask you a very personal question and give you the freedom not to answer if you don’t want to.” He paused, waiting for her reply. Our junior high and high school age teens don’t date anyone exclusively.Bill smiled and probed: “You know, your mom and I have been talking about you and all those boys who call on the phone.” Julie squirmed uncomfortably in her seat. Instead, we are encouraging our girls who are still home to focus on the friendship side of their relationships with boys.Teens need to be taught that the ultimate purpose of dating or courting is to find someone to marry.They need to be very choosy about whom they spend time with in light of that definition.