is time prearranged with a person of the opposite sex. When two couples go out together, it is called a “double date.” A single date is going out with just one person.Picnics, skating parties, school functions, and church socials are ideal for first dates.Most every young person looks forward to getting married some day.
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.The Lord has commanded you to protect them from and steer them away from sin, not to condone and promote the possibility of it.Let me tell you, no form of “monitoring” your child’s dating relationship will deter two teenagers with raging hormones. But, if your child has been taught from early childhood that the Lord has the perfect mate for them, that waiting for your spouse is God-honoring and holy, and that the years and years of saying no to every member of the opposite sex will be beyond worth it when you can tell your spouse on your wedding night, “I waited for you.” If you don’t listen to the naysayers when your child is two — the one’s saying, “We’ll see how well that works when she’s 16.” — and you continue to instill biblical principles and share the perfect will of the Lord through life lessons and scripture…children will thank you one day!Parents, for the sake of your children’s physical and emotional health, please say no to teen dating.Coming from a girl who has the scars to prove it…it’s not worth it.