Teenage dating dos and donts
Following the biblical laws is important regardless of one’s age.
And breaking God’s laws is disastrous for people of all ages.
Let’s begin with young people who are ready to start dating socially.
Teaching young people God’s standards before allowing them to date may sound terribly old-fashioned and restrictive.
We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices.
We’ll share with you some frank answers about the consequences of premarital sex and popular myths about sex.
But look at it this way: Most governments do not allow people to drive automobiles until they demonstrate the knowledge and ability to do so in a safe manner.
No responsible parent would put his or her adolescent child in an automobile in the middle of a busy highway without having given that child instruction on how to drive.
Youth need instruction early as to why and how biblical values can protect them from such suffering.
Without this instruction, many young people make mistakes that hinder their potential for having a happy marriage.
Some people, however, are far past that point, having already reached adulthood, married and divorced. Because adults are older, does that give them license for more liberties than adolescents may take? The Bible teaches that God’s standards for dating apply to people of all ages.