Christian beliefs teenage dating
I don’t think it’s healthy and I haven’t wavered on my stance.I’ve seen in myself and in others how painfully easy it is to immerse yourself in another person, especially at these young ages where they’re (let’s be honest) ill-equipped to handle all the emotion that comes with relationships, dating, heartbreak, and the plethora of responsibilities that accompany it all. First, I don’t know how I managed to convince my parents to allow this when the hard and fast rule had always been “no dating until you’re 16” and I was 15 and a couple of months.(Side note: If you’re not a Christian, these rules can still apply to you as they are a recipe for a healthy, strong relationship where you have a voice and are safe). As a new sophomore in high school, a senior boy and I had a mutual attraction.He asked me out, I said ‘yes’ (and secretly hoped my parents would too) and for nearly the next year, we were a thing. Q and I are in youth ministry, we see teen hearts get broken all the time and we hate to say, “We told you so.” because that isn’t the answer. A downward spiral of dating and sexual sin continued for five years (fiercely consuming at 18), until I gave my heart and life to the Lord at age 20. I dated a guy for three years in high school; we just knew we would get married one day (we didn’t! By age 15, I’d given my heart to him and I’d fallen into sexual sin.I’d given my heart and body away more than once and each of those interactions adversely affect my marriage — in ways I’m aware of and in ways I’m not! Parents (some of you may be my youth parents…welcome to my story!Fortunately, I serve a holy God that wiped my slate clean that October night that I said, “Take me Lord, change me, make me whole again.” He did and he’s done it well. ), when Q and I say we don’t support teen dating, this is my reason why. Teen dating opens the door for raging hormones and sexual temptation — temptation and sin that .
It all came to a head when his parents asked him about his plans for the youth group's summer camp.
I’m sure I had influence on this decision but so did what she witnesses in some of her peers, as well as how she feels God is guiding her.
I have told my children more than once that I don’t want them getting overly involved in romantic relationships in high school.
Teenage dating: The subject evokes excitement or perhaps angst if you’re a teenager; strikes fear into the hearts of many parents.
Teenage dating tends to stir up some nostalgia, concern, and sometimes, even controversy when we enter into discussions about the when, who, why, and what of dating.