The prospect of your teen starting to date is naturally unnerving. It's easy to fear your child getting hurt, getting in over their head, being manipulated or heartbroken , and especially, growing up and leaving the nest. But as uncomfortable or scary as it may feel to consider your child with a romantic life, remember that this is a normal, healthy, and necessary part of any young adult's emotional development. But what exactly does teen dating even look like these days? The general idea may be the same as it's always been, but the way teens date has changed quite a bit from just a decade or so ago. Clearly, the explosion of social media and ever-present cellphones are two of the biggest influences on the changing world of teen dating—kids don't even need to leave their bedrooms to "hang out.
Dating Tips and Advice for Christian Teens
Dating—the Benefits and Dangers—Lesson 7 in Understanding True Love series
There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating. Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating. However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date. Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating. Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another. He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date.
Lesson 7: Dating—the Benefits and Dangers
What does love look like to you? Is it sweet? Is it romantic? Does it make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Today's teens face mounting pressures and expectations from school, society, and yes, even parents. In fact, their stress levels are on par with that of adults, according to the American Psychological Association. The following self-help books can guide your teenage daughter during the trying times of being an adolescent in today's fast-paced, tech-driven world—and parents will gain a few tips from them, too! Chocolate for a Teen's Soul features 55 tales of life and love as a teenager from bestselling author Kay Allenbaugh.