Youth and dating
Realize that over 50% of girls and over 40% of guys never date in high school.The Bible gives us some very clear principles to guide us in making decisions about dating.Recently, I posted about our Q&A times with students at teen camps and retreats. (one way in church, another way at home, dad on the internet) How do you avoid wrong influences when you live with them? How do you take a stand with your friends/what do you do when you have a friend that is becoming rebellious? How do you separate from bad friends without hurting them or making them think you’re stuck up? These questions reveal a lot of real life issues and a strong desire to know “why” or “how.” As adults, we ignore this list to our own detriment.Over the past five years, hundreds of questions consistently revolve around the same themes. How can I be a witness to my friends and still be accepted? What’s dangerous or wrong with being physical before marriage? Why is it so hard to be consistent in the Christian life as a teenager? What is appropriate and modest clothing for a Christian and why? This is what our young adults are seeking to understand. This is what holds them back spiritually, emotionally, etc.
Check out these resources and let us know your thoughts.More than half of these deaths were due to opioid misuse.Know the warning signs of opioid misuse in adolescents, how to talk about it, and where to find treatment.If you are a parent or youth worker, this list might help you get into their heads. Thankfully, God’s Word has answers to every issue—and it’s up to us to apply His truth and make it come alive.It is a general consolidations of hundreds of questions. In another post we will explore College and Career questions.