Godly christian dating resources
The worst parenting regarding dating is parenting with no boundaries—little input or leaving it up to the child to flounder through those years.Stay strong with your boundaries, have a consistent prayer life for your child to marry God’s choice for them, and give honest, loving input.The question should never be, “How far can I go in physical touch and actions before it is too far before marriage?” The question should be, “How can I honor God and His person in my actions, maintaining utmost purity?We are happy for our kids to hang out in groups with friends or go to coffee shops for conversations that build friendships and/or help them get to know someone.However, if a man pursues one of our daughters romantically with a more serious intention of dating, we have asked our daughters to have him request permission of my husband, John, and I to court or biblically date our daughter.
Parents can encourage their children to not be caught up in culture’s push for premature dating but save themselves for God’s best. What about parents of children already dating or those who have already “gone too far,” or those who messed up themselves in dating relationships before they became parents?
The Apostle Paul gave the directive to not be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians ).
Yet, I believe there is another form of being unequally yoked.
Upon seeing the error of my ways, the Lord purified me, cleansed me, and forgave me of my premarital wrongs.
While engaged, the Lord spoke to my husband, who was a virgin when he married me and was struggling with my previous dating past, saying, “Do not call unholy what I have made clean.” We have now shared twenty-seven years of a healthy, happy, glorious marriage.Our permission would only be granted if this is one John and I would consider someone our daughter could marry.