You might wonder why I, a 26-year-old single woman with no kids, took time to write a post on teenage dating.Well, here’s the back story: At the end of a study in Ruth, I asked two young girls if they had any questions.
As a professional counselor, I have worked with a number of parents and their teens, and have found that having an impact in your teenager's life comes down to five important things: Interestingly enough, the most effective way to influence your teenager when it comes to shaping his perspective on love and dating has very little to do with your interactions with him.
So much of what we gather and incorporate into our lives about relationships are the things modeled to us during our childhood and teenage years.
They went to church together, and he could not understand how she could dump him.
He was the quarterback of the football team, voted “best looking” at school and was always the life of the party.
I'm definitely going to block him and change my relationship status just to make him jealous." Ten years ago, that sentence would have made absolutely no sense.
From a parent's perspective, the world of teenage love and romance has evolved from being complicated to seemingly impossible to manage and monitor with all these new social connections.
Rather than give a general answer to a question that is largely depend on the specific teenagers in question, I’ll answer by describing the kind of teens who might be ready to consider dating and the teens who should probably reconsider.
(Note: I’m specifically addressing girls in this post, but I think the basic principles are applicable to boys as well.) For young girls trying to figure out if you’re ready to date, here are some signs that suggest you’re mature enough to consider dating: 1) You strive to live a life of purity.
As Tommy and I discussed his options, he agreed that an apology was in order and agreed to make better choices.
How do we help develop character in our teens and help them make good choices? What emanates from the heart is what we believe about God, ourselves and others.
Here are some things we can do: Far too many Christian adolescents don’t have a clue that there is a better way to relate to the opposite sex than what the world shows us. This means that we are called to treat the opposite sex with a special kind of respect because Christ lives within them.