Some people, however, are far past that point, having already reached adulthood, married and divorced. Because adults are older, does that give them license for more liberties than adolescents may take? The Bible teaches that God’s standards for dating apply to people of all ages.
Teaching young people proper behavior for dating is obviously ideal. He does not have two sets of guidelines, one for adults and one for youth.
If there is always that possibility, then you must ask yourself whether this person has the qualities you will need in a husband. In this chapter we’re going to look at the godly way to find a husband or wife.We’ll contrast the modern dating culture with godly dating practices.We’ll share with you some frank answers about the consequences of premarital sex and popular myths about sex.by Shelley Poston It can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship.
It is easy to see only the positive in the other person and completely ignore any warning signs. It would be foolish to date someone and not even consider the possible outcomes.Marriages are not only a basis for happiness, they offer us longer and better-quality lives.They are also the building blocks of communities, societies and, ultimately, civilizations. Though the Bible gives no specific age when dating is appropriate, wise parents will teach their maturing children sound biblical principles that will help them follow God’s standards of behavior.Loving parents would never wish misery on their children, but leaving them ignorant is a sure path to heartache.A thorough understanding of God’s standards for dating and marriage is one of the greatest blessings children can receive from their parents.A society is only as strong as its marriages and families. Parents should determine when their children are ready to date based on their maturity and readiness to accept responsibility for their actions.