Different people have unique terms for “dating,” but the most common one in the Christian world is “courtship” or “courting.” It is an intentional way of dating in a Biblical manner.
It is proper to court with purpose, not date without intention.
Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.
Good news: Your teenager can maintain healthy, God-honoring relationships. You have the power to redefine dating for your teenager, using strategies that can help you and your teen to navigate relational waters.
Do: Pray with your teen before the date arrives, if possible. Years of guiding your teen spiritually, emotionally, and relationally will pay off in the dating season.
Don't: Ask your teen's date to lead a one-hour devotion. Don't: Expect your teen to tell you every detail of the relationship. Because of your investment, you get to redefine dating and help your teen replace unsatisfying, casual relationships with godly dating.
Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.Remember Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.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.In your teen's world, getting "asked out" may mean cementing an exclusive relationship after weeks of "talking" online, texting, or Facebooking.Teenagers still flirt, date, and fall in love - but with a whole new set of rules.