Christian teenage dating boundaries

Don't: Ask your teen's date to lead a one-hour devotion. Don't: Expect your teen to tell you every detail of the relationship. Because of your investment, you get to redefine dating and help your teen replace unsatisfying, casual relationships with godly dating.

Do: Reserve the right to cancel any date if you perceive a threat to your teen's safety.

I’d recommend to Christians who are actively dating, grappling with what they believe about dating, or have had dating issues in the past.

It’s also a great book for those who have made positive changes and need some affirmation that they’re dating well.

In the early preteen years, help her to build a godly foundation for relationships. When your preteen seeks God, the world of dating (and your role as a parent) is a lot less stressful.

You can't totally shield her from destructive dating images. After you've created a dating foundation, proceed to discussions about relationships. Sometimes it's hard for parents to know when to hold fast and when to relax the rules.

Teenagers still flirt, date, and fall in love - but with a whole new set of rules.

The world wants to define dating for your teenager.

Do: Pray with your teen before the date arrives, if possible. Years of guiding your teen spiritually, emotionally, and relationally will pay off in the dating season.

Satan bombards her with images of "normal relationships" that contradict God's Word.

Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.

Despite over a decade of prayer, a proper attitude toward the commitment and responsibility of marriage, and realistic expectations, it just hasn’t happened. But, at the same time, in this long season of singleness, I’ve had a lot of time to think and pray about these things.

I’ve wrestled with what I believe about dating, its purpose, and whether or not it’s good for me to date (with proper boundaries, of course!