He had prayed for an opportunity to talk to her alone—without her three brothers around. “Oh, okay,” Julie replied, in cryptic teenage fashion. “Have you thought through how far you are going to go, physically, with the opposite sex? They wanted to encourage her to make the right ones. He knew his wife always got the mail, but Julie was acting like a basketball team ahead by one point in the fourth quarter, hoping the clock would run out. Our teens do not go out on a date every Friday and Saturday night.She looked nonchalantly out her window as their car crossed a small bridge. “I would like to ask you a very personal question and give you the freedom not to answer if you don’t want to.” He paused, waiting for her reply. Our junior high and high school age teens don’t date anyone exclusively.She simply thanked Sam and told him that Mark had already invited her to go.If a girl wishes to refuse a date, she should still be courteous and give some reason for the refusal. Mark and Sally agreed that he would pick her up at her home at seven-thirty.But he wasn’t ready yet to surrender his role as a parent. Just what role should parents play to steer a child away from the traps in the most popular sport for many teens—the dating game? For us, dating or courting is a small part of the overall process of determining God’s will for discovering your life partner in marriage.He hoped the conversation he was about to initiate would help close that gap. ” he asked, struggling to disguise the wobble he felt in his voice. Bill gripped the steering wheel and shot a glance into her eyes. Bill and his wife had talked before with Julie about God’s standards about sex, but soon she would be dating and making moral choices on her own. They were just a block from home, so gently but firmly, Bill pressed the final question: “Well then, would you mind telling me how far you intend to go? ” He stopped the car a few feet short of the driveway and feigned a look into the mailbox. If he had waited for a month, he wouldn’t have been ready for what she said. In our family the focus has not been on dating, but more on training our teens in their character and in how to develop a relationship with the opposite sex.He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
Other tips would be to shower and clean yourself up nicely before the date, have good table manners, avoid foul language, do not flirt with other girls while you are out with her, listen, be confident but not braggish, and ask her questions about what she likes.Don’t try to pack in too much on the first date — keep it simple and light.If you go see a movie, go for ice cream or have a coffee so there is time to talk after. Things like going to a nice spot to sit and talk or have a picnic are cheap and romantic.bright colors and fun designs are perfect to get your teen excited about The Dating 101 mini-school!We’ve come up with 3 main lessons to teach your teenager about dating. Well as young teenagers, dating is important to learn social skills, and to have FUN!