Teen dating guidelines
You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.DAILY RADIO PODCAST: I often run into parents who are anxious about their teen’s dating life. Perhaps your child is in middle school and you’re thinking about what’s over the horizon.Or maybe you’re struggling with the decisions your seventeen- year- old is making with her boyfriend.During a young mom's conversation with her 8-year-old daughter about her school day, the girl revealed she had a boyfriend.
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There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating.
Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating.
”Studies show that teenagers crave intimacy, and that adolescents start to date between 12 and 14 years old. Research, however, has shown that serious adolescent relationships before either partner is emotionally mature can detrimentally affect identity formation - and even life and health.
And, adolescents who date because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.