Questions to ask a man before dating him

Dating — just like food or sex or television or money — does not secure (or create) your ultimate peace, happiness, and satisfaction. If you follow Christ, your identity is first, finally, and fully in him.

Thus godly dating should be a conscious movement toward marriage.

Other people’s desires or opinions may be the worst reason to go out with someone. And what’s more different than remaining joyfully single as a teenager? Where’s the outside protection from naïve heartbreak?

Romance is risky and serious business and should never be entered from a place of pressure. Wait to date until you are emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared to pursue romance. Where’s the community that can come alongside the couple and provide spiritual maturity, insight, and objective advice?

The pressure to date young is subtle, yet powerfully pervasive.

Our cultural narrative weaves an overwhelming expectation for teenagers to date frequently and intimately.

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