Daughter dating guidelines
It was also noted in this study that dads as well as moms had little influence when it came to who their children dated.
For every parent out there, this should be a huge wake-up call. This hits the foundational motive to date/court with God’s glory in mind. We know that God’s will for a man and woman is marriage–regarding romantic relationships beyond friendship.
Without a God-driven purpose in dating, too often, our youth and young adults will be caught up in the emotional and physical pulls that are naturally there.
As a father, it's a big part of my calling to ensure my sons and daughters understand this primary objective before they enter into their dating years.
God hard-wired men and women to desire intimacy with the opposite sex.
While it's possible to be friends with the opposite sex, it needs be done so with obvious and intentional boundaries in place.
You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.Boundaries are absolutely necessary within every relationship–especially when it comes to men and women.It's a basic truth that proximity with the opposite sex, along with openness will yield intimacy.When it comes to the actual experience of dating, it is absolutely necessary that boundaries are defined up front.Any couple that thinks they can go the course of spending a considerable amount of time together, without definite parameters is setting themselves up for failure.