Two halves don’t make a whole; two WHOLE people make a WHOLE relationship.Remind your teen of their special qualities, and reinforce the importance of finding someone to date who appreciates those positive qualities.When teens are living by Godly morals and standards that have been taught in the home, they make better choices for their dating lives.
As Tommy and I discussed his options, he agreed that an apology was in order and agreed to make better choices.
If you would like to be your teen’s accountability partner, be sure that you are able to listen objectively.
Some things may be tough to hear and you must be able to listen without criticism or judgment.
Several issues arise when our teens begin dating and parents often ask for advice. Do they have a Christian mentor or other adult in their life with whom they will share their dating details?
The following are some questions I have heard most often. While many factors must be taken into consideration, and each situation is different, accountability must be part of your decision. If not, accountability must be put into place before dating begins.Another question we must take into consideration is, “Are they dating for the right reasons?