Whether you are choosing not to date or looking to set boundaries in your dating relationships, there is a lot to consider when you take a relationship to the next step beyond friendship.
Knowing what you want from a dating relationship and finding ways to resist temptation will allow you to build a productive and Christian dating relationship.
This is also why Christian teens need to work at keeping their friendships strong.
Think of the traits that are important in any relationship like honesty and trust, and they apply to your friends.
Dating, also, does not inevitably lead to marriage. May: What No One Told Me About Marriage June: Body Image & Beauty July: Let's Talk About Sex Some More August: From The Men: What They Want, Need & Love September: Making The Most Of Being Single October: Dating: Mistakes I Made November: Pornography December: What I Learned In 2011 January: Emotions: What Do I Do With Them?
Many people refuse to get a cup of coffee with someone of the opposite sex for fear that sipping a caffeinated beverage is a precursor to chapel bells and flower girls. February: Your Dating & Valentines Day Stories March: Open Letters From Men To Women April: Boundaries May: Rape & Unwanted Sex June: The Working Woman July: Ask A Married Woman August: All Hot Topics!
Just because you went on a (as in ‘singular’) date with someone does not mean they are the person you are going to marry. September: Friendships We are currently accepting and publishing submissions on all topics.
And if they think you are their future spouse as the result of one date, run away—quickly.
More often than not, though, guys are chickening out and pulling the ol’ “I’ve kissed dating goodbye” bit. Want to join us & pass this along to other women in your life?
In order to have kissed dating goodbye, you have to have actually dated. And God may not be calling you to date someone in particular, but that doesn’t mean that He has said to not date anyone at all. Over-thinking it leads to discontent single people who wonder when and where the “right one” is, instead of going on a date to actually find out. What are, or were, your frustrations with the Christian dating scene? Follow Good Women Project on Twitter: @goodwomenproj Be a fan on Facebook: facebook.com/goodwomenproject Subscribe to our email newsletter for insider updates here or subscribe to the blog here. Everyone on our team is volunteer, and we are funded 100% by you. We're also doing fun stuff on Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Suddenly the issues of sex and boundaries start to arise, and teens find themselves having to choose sides on "hot button" topics like homosexuality and abortion.
There is a lot of growing to do in all aspects of relationships, and having Biblical and Christian guidance is essential.
From friendships to dating, these are the years that Christian teens start building ties outside of the family.