He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .
Also, parents need to evaluate the vitality of the Christian walk of the person who may date one of their children.
Specifically, is this young man or young woman a Christian?
They need to be very choosy about whom they spend time with in light of that definition.
Help them write down the qualities they want to look for in the person they marry. That list then becomes the criteria by which all potential dates are measured.
Inner character can’t be seen at first sight, across a crowded room, when you say your first hello.
Teens need to be taught that the ultimate purpose of dating or courting is to find someone to marry.
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.
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.
And those first dates were all with friends, not with someone with whom they were romantically involved.
When a child can date Giving a child the privilege of spending time with a member of the opposite sex is a freedom that is based upon our judgment of how responsible we deem this child to be. Is he strong enough to withstand peer pressure in a boy-girl situation?
In light of our reformatted definition of dating, we have the following very general age guidelines for spending time with a friend of the opposite sex (these are for our children still living at home).
And it was a good opportunity for them to practice their manners and learn how to behave in formal clothes. A teenager going on a first date at 17 is certainly not the norm in our culture.