Christian advice on teenage dating
That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us His Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.
So much of what we gather and incorporate into our lives about relationships are the things modeled to us during our childhood and teenage years.
Teenagers who witness healthy relationships tend to seek out healthy relationships in their own lives.
Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
Teaching communication, affection, love, trust, and appreciation begin with your relationship with your spouse.
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That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.
I have to start by explaining the theological doctrine that drives the approach I want to outline (and advocate).
Many parents feel overwhelmed and uninformed, unsure of how to really reach their teenagers, much less help them manage the world of love, sex, and relationships.
As a professional counselor, I have worked with a number of parents and their teens, and have found that having an impact in your teenager's life comes down to five important things: Interestingly enough, the most effective way to influence your teenager when it comes to shaping his perspective on love and dating has very little to do with your interactions with him.
"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.