It would probably be an understatement to say that dating is an important part of a teenager’s life.In one study, researchers found that high school students consistently rated the time spent alone with an opposite-sex partner as the time when they were happiest and most satisfied with life.Greg was returning home from college for the holidays and wanted to double-date the following weekend.Since I had never been on a date, I emphatically tried talking him out of the idea.As we help parents answer this difficult question, we encourage them to develop a dating contract.
Although our previous interaction wasn’t very deep, at least we’d made eye contact. Obviously she had no idea what she was getting into!“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Since honor is a general term, we encourage you as a family to determine what honor specifically means to you.Ask, “What will you be doing that is evidence that you are honoring God, others and self?Having a written contract helps take the pressure off guessing when a teen is ready to date.It’s impossible to say that someone is ready to date at a specific age.