Ask about dating
When I was sixteen, I remember there being a lurking loneliness in my heart.
I saw my peers dating and thought, “I want someone to prize me like that, too.” Yet my reasons for wanting to date were enormously selfish.
That’s where good-old dating questions come into play.
Nothing fills awkward silences more than flirty, curious questions. You come off as the perfect date – attentive and completely interested in what your potential partner has to say. [Read: 20 Questions to ask on a first date for the best conversation] #9 Do you want to get married?
Our hearts are not made to be put on the line for quick and casual intimacy, and the consequences confirm that.
Wait to date until you can have long-term, marriage-motivated intentions.
I just turned nineteen, and I have never been on a date. Within a few years I think I will be ready, and the idea of dating with intentionality and gospel-fueled motives excites me.
Thus godly dating should be a conscious movement toward marriage.
Paul’s advice to young people: flee isolated romance and embrace purity in the context of community. But too many of us don’t want to wait to date until then, and so we suspiciously wonder, How can it be so bad when almost every teen we know has done it?
Wait to date until you’re ready to be held accountable by others, and they’re ready to hold you accountable. Ultimately, the problem with (and danger of) short-term dating is far greater and more serious than we imagine.
Teenager, wait to date until it brings more glory to God in your life to date than to remain single.
Dates can be either the most exciting or the most stomach-churning experience a person can have while trying to get to know someone.
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The pressure to date young is subtle, yet powerfully pervasive.