Teenage christian dating guidelines
Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood. I started casually dating in middle school and by high school I had my first love.But, by the time I got married at 21, I had more baggage than anyone would ever need in a life time.
Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.
I worry that I won’t do that properly, but I feel like this needs to be shared. I’m so thankful for a Godly man that steered me onto the narrow road through the truth and love of Christ.
Mainly, I want to say it with grace and conviction. Let me share my story…a story I’ve struggled to share. Let me just say, none of this sexual sin included my husband.
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!
When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.