Christian dating rules for teens

I started casually dating in middle school and by high school I had my first love.But, by the time I got married at 21, I had more baggage than anyone would ever need in a life time.However, some are plagued with guilt because they wonder if what they're doing is sinful.

Mainly, I want to say it with grace and conviction. Let me share my story…a story I’ve struggled to share. Let me just say, none of this sexual sin included my husband.I know everyone’s doing it and I know it’s hard to be set apart, but the Lord calls us to be different (Romans 12:2)! The minor “life lessons” your teen may take away from a dating relationship are not worth the risk of falling into sexual sin and the affect those sins will have on the rest of their lives.I understand that some teens may rebel against your “no dating” rule, but the Lord has commanded you to raise them with God honoring principles.The Lord has commanded you to protect them from and steer them away from sin, not to condone and promote the possibility of it.