He was the quarterback of the football team, voted “best looking” at school and was always the life of the party.As Tommy shared more of his story, it became clear why his girlfriend left him.Tommy found that his good looks and charm were not enough to excuse his hurtful behavior and he lost his girlfriend as a result.As Tommy and I discussed his options, he agreed that an apology was in order and agreed to make better choices. In this article I am going to call it “dating” and define it as “the process of finding a spouse.” I do not claim to be an expert: I realize that many varying opinions about dating float around Christian circles jumping over each other, getting mixed together, and consuming some people. You wish it could happen soon but it completely freaks you out. Some people call this dating, other people call it courting — there are likely countless terms you could use for the process.When Tommy came to visit my office, he was very upset about his girlfriend breaking up with him.
Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.
I do not intend to defend a certain set of rules, or refute any.
Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.
Before deciding how you're going to proceed, it's crucial to realize that contemporary dating is radically different from what it was when the majority of today's parents were kids.
Sexual promiscuity is rampant, even among Christian teens, and many young people receive little or no moral guidance from their parents.