It's sometimes hard for parents to find a balance between hovering over a teen and giving them too much freedom.
After all, guiding teens into the dating world is an unfamiliar experience for many parents. Some teens date because they see their friends beginning to date and don't want to be left behind.
If you're looking for answers here, then you're already well on your way to learning how God wants you to handle relationships with the opposite sex.
If you'd like to discuss these questions at greater length with a member of our staff, feel free to contact our Counseling department. : Joe White looks at important things for parents to consider and communicate when their teens express an interest in dating.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." God sees the bigger picture and knows what is best for you at this point in your life.Cat is the web producer and editor of 412and loves to write novellas with local young writers at her workshops.Sometimes He will say "no" or "not now"; keep that in mind as you seek guidance from the Holy Spirit in your friendships and other relationships.
Remember Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.If you want to shoot for a lifelong, God-honoring union with your best friend, then that is when you know it's time to start a romance (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).