Brittany Simon’s date showed up with some surprise shortcomings.
While they have two kids, there are still times when she wants to go out to the bars and let loose.
If you made a rule saying you won’t date someone younger than 25 or older than 40, you’re missing out on millions of potential soul mates.
It’s like saying you’ll never date someone who watches NASCAR, listens to country music or drinks beer from a can. The only difference in a relationship where one partner is significantly older and the other significantly younger is just that — sometimes you need to remind each other a simple quarrel or disagreement is because of the years that separate you two.
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.
Only by aligning yourself with the one who created you will you fully be able to understand what He wants for you.