There are simply too many dangers associated with this kind of activity.
Instead, they should be encouraged to participate in their parents.
You should have lots of boys as friends at your age.” The little girl sighed and said, “I know, but when I am 14, I will be old enough to date.” Somewhat surprised by the comment, the mother asked her daughter what you do on a date. Have you ever had a discussion with your teen about the purpose of dating or what you do on a date?
With no hesitation, the daughter said, “You have sex.” With all kinds of thoughts reeling through her head, the mother asked, “Where did you hear that? In an informal survey of teens, many of them stated that they have never had a conversation with their parents about dating other than curfew and expectations concerning drinking and driving.
We are misled in our society to think there is only one person out there for us, only one soul mate — only one great love.
The truth is that, out of millions of people, there are far more than one with whom wcan have a wonderful spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual connection.
But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).
It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.
The music they listen to is full of codependent messages with variations on the theme, “I can’t live without you.”The truth is that they live without someone else.
With that said, there are some tidbits of advice for our teenagers and young adults that can help them in the realm of young love: Resiliency, so that we can bounce back after we have been hurt, is a critical relationship skill.
Help your children identify their many good qualities, talents and strengths.
appropriate and encourage their children to follow Josh Harris's "courtship" model.
Others feel that dating can be a positive experience for teens provided they are mature enough and the parents know and trust the dating partner.