This could be a fun time to share the dating story of you and your spouse with your kids! We’ve created a darling Dating Rules printable of general guidelines for dates.
Together with your kids, make a set of family rules for dating. This is cute enough to be displayed in your home or teen’s room!
We’ve also included a Blank Dating Rules template for you to create your own, family specific rules. This includes asking out your date, planning an activity and getting yourself clean — looking and smelling good to present your best self.
Teens are all about texting, but the old-fashioned phone call, or even asking out in person, shows a lot of respect and courage!
If you need support there are people and resources available to help.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.
Difficulties with self-control, social skills and other common challenges can make adolescents more inclined to make poor choices.
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.
If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
But it’s natural to worry that adolescents will try to grow up too fast or might not understand what they’re getting into.