Many parents set rules for their Christian teens about dating.While setting rules is a good idea, it is important for parents to think through the rules that they do set.Surprisingly, of the students I spoke with here on the Colorado State University campus, while conducting an informal survey, none would have met that standard.All hesitated greatly when asked to simply define dating.Cons Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.Setting this rule alone can breed lying and inappropriate activities.
The Solution: There are several solutions to this issue.
Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.
If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.
Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.