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Parents view on teenage dating

Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.

Pros: Dating that occurs in public places prevents temptation from getting the better of teenagers. Cons: Just saying that the dating has to occur in public places does not necessarily ensure that the people around your Christian teen will hold him or her accountable.

Also, teens sometimes don't stay in one place for an entire date.

Using a punishment approach (the infamous, "If you have sex, you will go to Hell" approach) may only make your teen more curious.

The Solution: Spend some time discussing sex with your teen so that he or she understands why God wants teens to wait until marriage.

You don't have to divulge all of your temptations, but explain how temptation is normal and everybody faces it.

Also go over ways to avoid temptation, but also ways to cope when faced with it.

It also helps teens identify early when a situation is becoming dangerous.

Cons: Just making the blanket demand can make it easy for teens to rebel or go too far without understanding.

Your direct statement will be in the back of their head, even if they seem to scoff at your statement.

Cons: Demanding that your child wait until marriage to have sex without explaining why may backfire.

Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.