I have seen teenagers hit rock bottom as the person they are dating ends the relationship.
I have seen teenagers jump from one dating relationship to another just because they need that “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” relationship.
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She Says: I’ve had so many girlfriends burned by this one…
A guy will say that he’s prayerfully discerned out the relationship because he needs more time to pursue Christ on his own – and then BAM! If you’re really feeling called like it’s time to be single, be single.
As someone who works with teenagers I have seen almost everything when it comes to teens and dating.
I have seen middle school students “fall in love.” I have seen high school students date for years and continue dating into their college years.
Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
I have sat with students who are dating that honestly want to honor God in their relationship so they set boundaries and spiritual goals for their relationship.
If you are around teenagers, maybe as a parent or youth worker like me, you have seen some of this stuff.
People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?