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Bible and teen dating

The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.

It’s not about having the perfect answers or all the right rules in place.We talked about dating “on our way,” much like how it’s described to teach the principles of Scripture in Deuteronomy 6.The goal was to get my daughter thinking long-term, base on her maturity level at the moment, as I asked her questions like these: By the close of her ninth grade, the season of “dating” was becoming something of a reality for her peer group — which is late compared to some of the girls I’ve mentored.She is the author of Meet the New You: A 21-Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits Leading to Real Life Change, and Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God’s Word.She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her tween and teenage children.May you be able to find the words to engage her heart and discover the path that God has for you both.

Elisa is the founder of More to Be, a trained biblical life coach and coach trainer, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation.

When my oldest approached middle school, I’d began to talk with her about what to look for in a guy, especially in a future husband and how to prepare herself for that time.

I’d bring up Ephesians 5 — looking at the attributes of a godly husband and wife, and considered how that might manifest in a teen guy and what she might ought to focus on more purposefully in her own development.

In the months that followed, our daughter took us up on our policy and brought home Mr. In the weeks to follow, he spent more and more time with us, and their longing to date increased as their friendship developed.

We talked with our daughter often about what it would look like practically speaking with these types of questions: We insisted that they wait a few months to begin date — as they took time to develop their friendship and really think about whether being exclusive was necessary.

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