But even later in life..you are no longer under their care...always remember to honor.
As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.
But this storm is as real and destructive as any of those we talked about above. Yeah, I know the Bible doesn't have the word "dating" in it. You don't need the problems of a close relationship right now. Someone else put it this way..."Haste makes waste."I doubt the person who said this had dating in mind..it definitely applies. But I will tell you there are a few verses in there that come very close to saying that about teen dating! Another way to put it would be..."You hang out with spiritual losers..become A SPIRITUAL LOSER."This is not to say we shouldn't have casual contact with unbelievers. Working with young people for the last decade, I've seen this play out a lot. In fact, it normally caused that person a lot of problems. Or..."You hang out with spiritual losers..become a SPIRITUAL LOSER."It's true..character is only as clean as the people you hang around with. If you have a hard time understanding it..may want to use your own Bible for clarity if you or your church uses a different version. Just click here for almost any Bible version you want. So..you noticed what's been going on in the world the past few years? But first...a quick message from our commercial sponsor...(Ok...maybe not. )Let me just share this little bit of advice with you again... Notice this covers everything not just teen dating... for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Teen starts dating girl/guy of questionable character. Teen is confronted by the spiritual leader in his/her life (such as pastor, youth group leader..get the picture.)3. But rememer the verse above..doesn't work that way. If you're a girl..only guys who model strong Christian leadership skills in their lives. It doesn't matter what kind of figure or how athletic they might be. It's your spiritual meals that keep your soul alive. In the next few days...we'll look at a few helps on teen dating... God's Word clearly tells us to stay away from close relationships with unbelievers. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? Dating shouldn't mean "mini-marriage." You aren't really married, so don't act like it. The teen dating story goes something like this...1. Teen declares he/she can "change" that person or lead them to Christ or...5. They were deceived into thinking good character would rub off on bad. If you're a guy..a Christian girl who you know has God's will in view. But as a teen, should you completely lose dating and find other "safer" options? The best and only place to go for good advice about teen dating is the Truth found in the Bible, the Word of God. And keep you're most serious feelings for that person who is worthy of them..person you one day marry. And I can't say it's a direct quotation from the Bible. Hanging around with bad company will harm us spiritually. A flurry of other books dealing with teen dating came out a short time later. So...dating, if done to God's satisfaction, can be a relationship that not only honors God but also helps you draw close to Him through the person you're dating. No book, TV show or magazine will give you the truth regarding teen dating. This is saying we shouldn't get close to those whose character stinks.
It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.