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Our Character and James Bible study series were first developed for youth in the early 80s' and both have been totally revamped.These are great materials (Three years of Youth Ministry curriculums! We’re getting tons of hits from people searching for youth sermons on love, relationships, dating, purity, gender roles, marriage, etc. So I thought I’d compile our top 14 all in one post. We aren’t sure we did everything right, we aren’t sure that we “know enough” to share with the young people in our churches…we have many good excuses. “Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children to a lifetime of purity including sexual abstinence from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship.” I’m pretty sure that’s not the answer…even though I did take the pledge once when I was at Nazarene Youth Congress in 1995.And let’s be honest…most of the Christian sex curriculum out there…well, it’s pretty bad. If True Love Waits and other abstinence-only focused sexuality programs aren’t the answer, what is…?Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.Here are some of the most common dating rules and how they can be used most effectively to guide teens through the world of dating: Pros: You can set an age where most teens have a good maturity level and are able to think independently.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.
Cons Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.
Setting this rule alone can breed lying and inappropriate activities.
Many parents set rules for their Christian teens about dating.
While setting rules is a good idea, it is important for parents to think through the rules that they do set.
The Solution: You can set the rule, but also leave it open for your approval. Don't grill him or her about their faith, but get to know him or her to evaluate whether or not you think this teen shares your child's values.