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Should Christian teens be allowed to date?

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 2:50 PM

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Reply Teeque
5:27 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ #da truth.
I live these guidelines but how can we know if they are being followed?
#da truth says...
Christian teenagers may be allowed to date to an extent with some preconditions.

1) If allowed, they should be supervised
2) They should display a certain level of maturity
3) Group dating should be encouraged until they are old enough to seriously entertain courtship for marriage.
Reply ★ Owner
2:24 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ Krystal: Awesome... Krystal, I am going to assume then that you and your mother had a healthy relationship where you could talk about any and everything which is why this approach worked for you... would you say this is true?
Krystal says...
It's neither here nor there for me. I was raised in a Seventh Day Adventist home and my mother allowed me to date because she wanted me to get used to guys so that I wouldn't end up naive and pregnant or worse. Her approached worked with me.
Reply ★ Owner
2:19 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ RastaCow & @ My thoughts: I agree - dating does not lead to sex but it can if it is that the teens do not know how to control their hormones. Proper guidance from their parents can make a major difference.

My thoughts says...
To be honest, I have nothing against it once they are at a certain age and level of maturity. As "RastaCow" said, if they want to do it a date is not going to be the deciding factor. Simply put, back by good parenting, dating can be a fruitful venture for young people as it allows them to develop the habit of forming healthy relationships from early, which is really lacking nowadays.

Number of Divorce per year???????
Reply ★ Owner
2:12 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ Da truth: I like your principles- more parents should really try to instill them.

#da truth says...
Christian teenagers may be allowed to date to an extent with some preconditions.

1) If allowed, they should be supervised
2) They should display a certain level of maturity
3) Group dating should be encouraged until they are old enough to seriously entertain courtship for marriage.
Reply ★ Owner
2:08 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ Tracey,

I agree, parents should build a trusting relationship with their teens and develop the necessary values and morals that they need to grow and ensure that they are making the right decisions based on the Bible.

Tracey says...
Yes I believe they should be allowed to date ; this should be with conditions of course. As the parent or parents you would have instilled in your child morals and values based on Bible principles and you want to believe that they will make the right decisions. We should in our relationship with our children learn to trust them and while trusting them believe they will make the right decision based on the principles you have been growing them on.
Reply My thoughts
2:08 PM on April 8, 2015 
To be honest, I have nothing against it once they are at a certain age and level of maturity. As "RastaCow" said, if they want to do it a date is not going to be the deciding factor. Simply put, back by good parenting, dating can be a fruitful venture for young people as it allows them to develop the habit of forming healthy relationships from early, which is really lacking nowadays.

Number of Divorce per year???????
Reply ★ Owner
2:06 PM on April 8, 2015 
@ Teeque

I love your principle BEG... In my opinion teenagers do have raging hormones... Let's see how many of them will want to use the BEG approach.

Teeque says...
No way. i was not allowed to and i turned out fine. Teenagers have raging hormones and don't have the level of maturity and understanding to restrain themselves. man and woman are like magnets and steel. Wait until you're ready. When i was a teenager, all i needed to date was BEG (Bible, Education,God). I am now married and all i need to learn and experience is happening now, when I can manage it and I'm responsible for myself.
Reply Tracey
2:05 PM on April 8, 2015 
Yes I believe they should be allowed to date ; this should be with conditions of course. As the parent or parents you would have instilled in your child morals and values based on Bible principles and you want to believe that they will make the right decisions. We should in our relationship with our children learn to trust them and while trusting them believe they will make the right decision based on the principles you have been growing them on.
Reply Teeque
2:04 PM on April 8, 2015 
No way. i was not allowed to and i turned out fine. Teenagers have raging hormones and don't have the level of maturity and understanding to restrain themselves. man and woman are like magnets and steel. Wait until you're ready. When i was a teenager, all i needed to date was BEG (Bible, Education,God). I am now married and all i need to learn and experience is happening now, when I can manage it and I'm responsible for myself.
Reply #da truth
2:00 PM on April 8, 2015 
Christian teenagers may be allowed to date to an extent with some preconditions.

1) If allowed, they should be supervised
2) They should display a certain level of maturity
3) Group dating should be encouraged until they are old enough to seriously entertain courtship for marriage.
Reply Thoughtful
1:59 PM on April 8, 2015 
Whether or not we think so or allow it, most do. So if we can have it supervised in some way so they don't end up hiding these things from parents or guardians, it would be good... This way they will be able to get the support and or guidance they need to stay on the right track.
Reply RastaCow
1:58 PM on April 8, 2015 
Yes i do believe they should be allowed to date. Dating in itself is healthy and enforces the habit of getting to really know someone before taking the leap with them. Being attracted to someone is natural. and people need to stay away from the misconception that Dating leads to sex, there can be dating without sex, and lets face it, if two people want to have sex, they will with, or without a date. its all about enforcing better practices and encouraging the habit of courtship and getting to know someone.... before you "know" them
Reply Krystal
1:54 PM on April 8, 2015 
It's neither here nor there for me. I was raised in a Seventh Day Adventist home and my mother allowed me to date because she wanted me to get used to guys so that I wouldn't end up naive and pregnant or worse. Her approached worked with me.
Reply Lol
1:54 PM on April 8, 2015 
Parents should even go as far as to provide their teens with condoms to ensure that are practicing safe sex. I don't believe in no sex before marriage. As grandma use to say "no puss ina bay".