When to start dating teens

07-Nov-2016 07:24

'I have the right to do anything'—but not everything is constructive." We have many freedoms through Christ, but that doesn't mean that everything will be healthy or good for you.

First of all, if your parents have said that you are not allowed to date, then you must obey their rules.

If a girl just wants a boyfriend so she has someone to tell her she's pretty and take her to prom, that's a selfish reason.

Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." If they have said that it's OK, then you move onto the second thing, which is evaluating your motivations. What is it about having one that attracts you to the idea?

Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.

There is a group of Christians that does not believe teens should be dating at all, and there are people on the other side that believe dating is how you know the right person when he or she comes along.

Most parents, though, fall between the two opposites.

If a girl just wants a boyfriend so she has someone to tell her she's pretty and take her to prom, that's a selfish reason.

Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." If they have said that it's OK, then you move onto the second thing, which is evaluating your motivations. What is it about having one that attracts you to the idea?

Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.

There is a group of Christians that does not believe teens should be dating at all, and there are people on the other side that believe dating is how you know the right person when he or she comes along.

Most parents, though, fall between the two opposites.

When we refer to “teen daters,” “teens with relationship experience” or “teens with dating experience” we are referring to this roughly one-third of teenagers who are currently in some type of relationship or have been at some point in the past.