She now relates more with her father instead of with me,” the mother of three said, adding that she took the drastic action to protect her teenage daughter.
“I would probably allow her go on a date when she turns 18 or 19. I don’t even know why she is desperate to go on a date; she should be thinking about her academics,” she said.
Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." If they have said that it's OK, then you move onto the second thing, which is evaluating your motivations. What is it about having one that attracts you to the idea?
Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.
Ever since she turned 16, she thinks she is now old enough for such. I didn’t grow up that way; my parents never allowed me go out with boys, even when I turned 20.
I know times are different, but I think my daughter is too young to go on dates,” she said. Folusho Alimi, said even though she had reservations initially, she allowed her daughter to start dating officially when she turned 15.
Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? "At this age, kids use dating labels but aren’t ready to have much direct one-on-one interaction beyond maybe sitting together at lunch or recess," says Dale Atkins, Ph D, a family therapist in New York.Something that is acceptable for one person may not be acceptable for another.Also keep in mind 1 Corinthians (NIV), which says, "'I have the right to do anything,' you say—but not everything is beneficial.“Sometimes you feel left out because all your peers have boyfriends and you don’t,” says 14-year-old Yvette.The urge to be with someone specialmagazine survey revealed that 25 percent of the 13-year-olds were already “going out or dating.” Do you think they were ready for it? To answer that, we first need to address a more basic question. ▪ You regularly go out with a certain member of the opposite sex. □ Yes □ No ▪ Several times a day, you text-message or talk on the phone with one particular friend of the opposite sex. □ Yes □ No ▪ You and a member of the opposite sex have a secret friendship. You haven’t told them because you know they’ll disapprove. □ Yes □ No ▪ Every time you get together with your friends, you pair off with the same person of the opposite sex. □ Yes □ No Likely, you had no problem answering the first question, but you may have paused before responding to the others. In this discussion we will define it as any social activity in which your romantic interest is focused on one particular person and that person’s romantic interest is focused on you.