Dating rules for your daughter

Brainless dating is dating ineffectively, dating anyone who has a pulse, becoming centered on your girlfriend or boyfriend, having your heart broken repeatedly, and doing what everyone else seems to be doing.” Studies indicate that many of today’s teens are taking dating far too seriously. Truth be known, very few people actually marry their high school sweetheart.One out of three teenage girls report experiencing physical violence from a dating partner, yet many of them stay in the relationship stating, “But I love him,” or “A bad relationship is better than no relationship at all.” Instead of understanding that teen dating is about meeting many different people and that breaking up is not a sign of failure, they get caught up in believing they will find Mr. Covey gives teens and parents six guidelines for intelligent dating, which would be great jumping off points for discussion: Don’t date too young – Dating too young can lead to all kinds of problems including getting taken advantage of, getting physical too soon, or not knowing how to end a relationship.You have reached the limit of 6 free articles every 30 days.To continue, sign up for a digital subscription at a special introductory rate of only 99¢ for the first month. If you're already a subscriber, click on Log in below. Sign up now for a digital only subscription to for only 99¢ for the first month.

By Julie Baumgardner A young mom was talking with her 8-year-old daughter about her day at school when the daughter revealed she had a boyfriend.

The world wants to define dating for your teenager.

Satan bombards her with images of "normal relationships" that contradict God's Word.

It is estimated that 15 percent of teen suicides are due to the breakup of an unhappy dating relationship.

In this day and age, when teens are receiving mixed messages from many directions about relationships, having parents who are willing to engage in a discussion about dating smarts is definitely a plus.

The boy came in and met your parents; he paid for dinner; and you were home by p.m.

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