Have you told your teens to wait before they date? I’m the first to raise my hand. When I was growing up, most of my friends were coupling up in middle school, and several were sleeping with their boyfriends by the time we entered high school. That is NOT what I want for my kids, and it’s certainly not the culture we’ve built in our household. Waiting to date is a wise rule.
But how long should the wait last, exactly? ‘Til our kids are 16? 18? 30? How many arbitrary rules have we parents created for our children, in an effort to protect them and to uphold biblical values? Have we truly thought through the purpose of those rules? How are they working out for your family in real life?
Is it possible those rules could backfire?
This week on The Better Mom, I’m presenting an alternative, yet still biblical, approach to teen dating. It’s a conversation that’s long overdue. Go here to read all about it!