Christian advice for young dating teens
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
You might find it helpful in your ministry situation too. When our students decide to follow the way of radical respect, it will help to keep their life free of problems in the many relationships they have with persons of the opposite sex. Exclusive dating refers to two people dating each other. Inclusive dating refers to kids relating to many friends of the opposite sex. Inclusive dating provides kids with a great opportunity to hone their opposite sex relationship skills while providing a safer environment for them to stay accountable and on track in keeping the "Purity Code".This may just be one of the most important lessons related to living out the "Purity Code".As you are aware, there really is a major difference between the world’s philosophy about dating and the Christian approach.The apostle Paul summed up the Christian attitude when he said: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.An inclusive date can be five girls and four guys who go to the mall together. Far too many students begin exclusive relationships too early.
It’s three guys and two girls who meet at someone’s home for pizza and a DVD. I believe that most people who began dating at an early age would say they regret it.
When kids exclusively date at an early age, they set themselves up for easily breaking the "Purity Code".
Love, dating and relating to the opposite sex are important factors in living out the "Purity Code".
How kids relate to the opposite sex and how they eventually date will determine the success of their relationships and say a lot about their Christian commitment.
Parents and youth workers can play an important role in equipping kids to navigate the dating years.
Here are some things we can do: Far too many Christian adolescents don’t have a clue that there is a better way to relate to the opposite sex than what the world shows us. This means that we are called to treat the opposite sex with a special kind of respect because Christ lives within them.