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Making decisions about teens and dating ahead of time will save some headache in the long run.
Before deciding how you're going to proceed, it's crucial to realize that contemporary dating is radically different from what it was when the majority of today's parents were kids.
Sexual promiscuity is rampant, even among Christian teens, and many young people receive little or no moral guidance from their parents.
Binge drinking, date violence, and even date rape are far too common.
Additional concerns for parents are peer pressure to engage in activities including alcohol consumption or drug use.
Knowing this limitation eliminates verbal boxing matches. Unlike the singing talent show, we don't eliminate our sons or daughters. We remember their dreams, cheering their wins and comforting their losses.
Each week one or more contestants are sent home until the last two compete in the finale.
appropriate and encourage their children to follow Josh Harris's "courtship" model.
Others feel that dating can be a positive experience for teens provided they are mature enough and the parents know and trust the dating partner.