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However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (NIV) These three scriptures give insight into the Christian dating life.
We need to realize that God means for us to meet the ONE person that we are meant to marry.
During the teen years, parents have the amazing privilege and the responsibility to show their kids how they will navigate relationships, dating, love, and even marriage.
The caution is that teens today live in a world of entitlement and speed – both of which cause accidents.
Make your list of “deal breakers” before you begin dating and keep your children’s needs in mind. When they see (or hear) that adults are keeping healthy physical boundaries, it makes it easier for them to embrace the idea of personal respect when they begin dating.
By demonstrating that you are keeping your head engaged and not letting your heart run wild, you will influence how your teen views relationships. Dating someone who is geographically undesirable will typically cause unnecessary stress for everyone. Physical Fitness Personal touch and closeness is every teen’s love language.
One rule that should not be overlooked: never have someone from last night’s date sitting at the breakfast table the next morning! Emotional Energy Dating can be an emotional rollercoaster if not kept in check.
Be honest and open about your feelings while keeping the drama in neutral.
Be clear about your beliefs up front with the person you date and don’t settle for something that will undermine the family framework.
Even slight variations in this area can cause big problems down the road. Dating, with kids that live at home, is a big commitment but with a few simple practices in place, the journey will be far less bumpy.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.