Why get involved emotionally with someone that you should not marry?This does not mean you cannot be friends with that person, but you should not date them.Ask yourself if the two of you are patient and kind to one another. The Bible seriously warns us about dating non-Christians.While you may not be looking at marrying anyone at the moment, it should always be in the back of your head.It is love that should drive Christian teens to date, but it should not be the shallow version of love. You should know the person you are dating and know their beliefs.You should check your potential boyfriend against the values listed in 1 Corinthians. Go through the characteristics to measure your relationship.There is a reason they call it a “broken heart.” God understands the power of love and the damage a broken heart can do.This is why it is important for Christian teens to really pray, know their hearts, and listen to God when they decide to date.
The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.
While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information.
However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind.
You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.
Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another.