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Our teenagers need our training, guidance, and ongoing involvement as they approach the issue of guy-girl relationships and dating.
Because our culture tells parents to stay out of the dating lives of our teenagers, we realize this may not be an easy conviction to embrace.
What we have is a youth culture with far too many liberties and not nearly enough parental involvement and boundaries. A number of years ago, our friend Jerry Wunder shared with us the benefits of interviewing our daughters’ dates.
We’ve been doing it ever since and found the benefits to be enormous.
When you are working so hard to go against the flow of the culture, there’s a tendency to become so preoccupied with how your child is doing that you are constantly harping at them, asking them questions.
Remember that how you handle your relationship with your child is like playing a solo on a fine violin. Be very careful how you hold the instrument and don’t turn the strings too tight!
Barbara and I were good friends for several years before our relationship turned from friendship to dating toward marriage.
We have noticed that God often seems to follow this pattern.
We're just wondering if those flowers mean that you fingered a stranger at the movies last weekend. What's the point of introducing this hot, awesome guy to our friends when we've already dated a hot, awesome guy whose name was Andrew and he left us for a woman he claimed he was just friends with? We'll assume your cutesy texts about how much you like us are total B. That means you'll get a sea of "yeah, yeahs" when you try to be nice to us.
In forming our own convictions as parents about dating, it’s not good enough for us to just back off a step or two from what the world says is acceptable.
We believe there are four convictions regarding dating that all parents should consider and uphold: 1.
First, if your daughter knows in advance what you will be asking and is prepared for what it will be like, she will usually feel honored, protected, and loved.
All our girls know this is normal procedure at our house. Second, because the interview takes place well before the date, dads can evaluate the young man’s character in advance.