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.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.He had prayed for an opportunity to talk to her alone—without her three brothers around. “Oh, okay,” Julie replied, in cryptic teenage fashion. “Have you thought through how far you are going to go, physically, with the opposite sex? They wanted to encourage her to make the right ones. He knew his wife always got the mail, but Julie was acting like a basketball team ahead by one point in the fourth quarter, hoping the clock would run out. Our teens do not go out on a date every Friday and Saturday night.She looked nonchalantly out her window as their car crossed a small bridge. “I would like to ask you a very personal question and give you the freedom not to answer if you don’t want to.” He paused, waiting for her reply. Our junior high and high school age teens don’t date anyone exclusively.Binge drinking, date violence, and even date rape are far too common.
Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .