When should a teen start dating
Wait to date until you can say with surety that Christ alone is the source of your validation.The pressure to date young is subtle, yet powerfully pervasive.
Paul’s advice to young people: flee isolated romance and embrace purity in the context of community. But too many of us don’t want to wait to date until then, and so we suspiciously wonder, How can it be so bad when almost every teen we know has done it?
So they go out together, just the two of them, to get to know each other. In relationships we’re trained to want all the rewards without any of the work.
Then they keep going out together alone — an intense and isolated romance — until finally, at a big, dramatic moment in the relationship, they introduce one another to their parents. But pursuing this kind of reckless, self-contained relationship is inconsistent with the counsel of Scripture.
Before you consider engaging your heart in a romantic relationship, are you confident in your identity as a child of God?
If you’re doubting that, now is not the time to tempt your heart toward idolatry.
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