Teen dating is a wild ride, filled with ups and downs for teens and the grown-ups charged with their care.
How far is too far for my 14-year-old and her boyfriend?
He’s fairly “out there” about his attraction to her, and she seems to like that a lot.
But he wasn’t ready yet to surrender his role as a parent. Just what role should parents play to steer a child away from the traps in the most popular sport for many teens—the dating game? For us, dating or courting is a small part of the overall process of determining God’s will for discovering your life partner in marriage.
He hoped the conversation he was about to initiate would help close that gap. ” he asked, struggling to disguise the wobble he felt in his voice. Bill gripped the steering wheel and shot a glance into her eyes. Bill and his wife had talked before with Julie about God’s standards about sex, but soon she would be dating and making moral choices on her own. They were just a block from home, so gently but firmly, Bill pressed the final question: “Well then, would you mind telling me how far you intend to go? ” He stopped the car a few feet short of the driveway and feigned a look into the mailbox. If he had waited for a month, he wouldn’t have been ready for what she said. In our family the focus has not been on dating, but more on training our teens in their character and in how to develop a relationship with the opposite sex.
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.
As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by, Bill reminisced about the teenage daughter he had just picked up from band practice.
In the US, I believe he will be labeled as a sexual predator. My brother was 18 when he starting seeing his first wife when she was 15. People on here post about how they don't treat their daughters like princesses or they don't like women who ARE princesses - well assuming every guy interested in your daughter is exactly the attitude that gives women THAT princess like attitude. And this talk about " oh she's mature of her age look at the way she acts and dresses blah blah blah" is a load of crap, Just because a girl knows how to act like a grown woman doesn't mean she ready to do what a grown woman does, she's 15 FFS.
I wish men would stop complaining about the way women act and then go home and treat their daughters with exactly the same traits that makes them into the women they complain about all the time. I have buddies that has daughters that age and God helps the jerk off at 19 who thinks about asking their daughters out, they are treading where angels fear to go. I must say though, one of the first posters who posted that she would report her son and his girlfriend to the police if they were to have sexual relations with a 1 year age gap is amusing.
My 14-year-old daughter has a boyfriend and she wants to spend time alone with him.