Category - Teen
should christian teenagers date? Parents (some of you may be my youth parentswelcome to my story!), when q and i say we dont support teen dating, this is my reason why. Teen dating opens the door for raging hormones and sexual temptation temptation and sin that will affect your child. While love is a beautiful thing, the breaking off of relationships is hard. God understands the power of love and the damage a broken heart can do. This is why it is important for christian teens to really pray, know their hearts, and listen to god when they decide to date. eros love (sexual love) can be a dangerous thing, so why open yourself up to more temptation? 3 times in the book song of songs the beloved woman warns the young women daughters of jerusalem, i charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. q so do you think that it may be better if christians dont date at all? A 1 corinthians 76-7 and 725-35 say that singleness can be a good thing, a gift from god. However, i think that a ban on christians dating is taking 1 corinthians 618 a bit too far. But for any teenager who is under the age of 18, here are some reasons why i think you should wait to date 1. If i could tell every single teenager one thing, it would be this you are the most important person you will ever date. Interestingly, teens date less now than they did in the pastperhaps in part due to the influx of cell phones and virtual social interactions. For example, in 1991 only 14 of high school seniors did not date, while by 2013 that number had jumped to 38. Of kids aged 13 to 17, around 35 have some experience with romantic relationships and. ive only gone out with a couple of girls at church, and i wont do it anymore, says luke, a 40-year-old christian man living in southern california. Dating does not have to be scary, intimidating, pressure packed, or anything else but enjoyable. What you have to do is make an effort to make the dating years enjoyable. When i think back on why it was good for me, i can think of three major reasons. Christian teens sometimes encounter special challenges when it comes to navigating matters of faith, friends, and family. and since dating is the first step toward marriage, it follows that christians should not date non-christians either. But many people think this is the ideal rather than the norm.