Teen daughter dating
It was also noted in this study that dads as well as moms had little influence when it came to who their children dated.
For every parent out there, this should be a huge wake-up call. This hits the foundational motive to date/court with God’s glory in mind. We know that God’s will for a man and woman is marriage–regarding romantic relationships beyond friendship.
Without a God-driven purpose in dating, too often, our youth and young adults will be caught up in the emotional and physical pulls that are naturally there.
As a father, it's a big part of my calling to ensure my sons and daughters understand this primary objective before they enter into their dating years.
Pay attention to how they respond when you start a conversation about dating."Most of the activity happens in a pack, and communication takes place between friend groups." By 8th grade, dating probably means talking on the phone and hanging out, usually in groups.By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.As a dad, we need to actively engage our sons and daughters around this topic and provide them a functioning model of what this looks like.If we don't, the culture around them will set the tone.