(Lamentations , 27) As one Christian youth put it, “you should be committed to Jehovah before you commit to anyone else.” As you get older and your advancement becomes obvious to everyone, your parents will begin to view you differently.
(1 Timothy ) And when you are truly ready to date, you will no doubt be able to do so with their blessing.
Or perhaps you feel that getting into the dating scene would help you to fit in better with your peers. “If you’re not dating, kids in school think you’re weird.” One family counselor observed about dating: “There is no area in which parents seem more unreasonable.” But just because your parents may seem to be unreasonable, does that mean that they really are?
Maybe you’ve met someone that you really like and you want to get to know him or her better.
(Deuteronomy 6:6, 7) Could it be that your parents have some legitimate concerns about your well-being?
After all, God holds your parents responsible to teach, train, protect, and guide you.
Now she confesses: “Dating is not all that it’s cracked up to be.” But what if a young couple carefully avoid inappropriate contact?