Christian dating advice for parents
So your 14 year old son wants to go on a date with his 13 year old girlfriend! Your hard and fast rule is no dating until 18 and no holding hands till 21!
You have always envisioned a courtship, long engagement and a far in the distant future marriage.
The only thing that's keeping us from dating is my parents. The first thing I'd like to recommend is that you sit down with your parents and talk—calmly—about the situation.
Ask them to explain their concerns about you dating your friend. Ask them if there's anything that might change their minds. While it may not be easy, you really do need to listen to what your parents have to say.
The adrenaline rush and infatuation felt during the days of “puppy love” are deeply imprinted upon our heart and mind forever.
This is why it is often said, and with a great deal of truth, “You never forget your first love.” But the power of adrenaline, along with the rush of hormones puberty brings, is often a recipe for disaster.
Prayerfully consider how you might coach, teach and encourage your child to have healthy relationships with the opposite sex.
Most of us remember our first crush, girlfriend or boyfriend.
Dating your friend could be fun, but I'd just concentrate on keeping your friendship with him solid.
No matter what happens between the two of you, don't let your relationship with him cause the very important relationship you have with your parents to sour.
When the parent(s) begin to date, this can significantly cause a lot of stress and pain in the family.
I am the child of a divorce as well as have counselled many with children.