(Ephesians 6:1) And if your parents object to your dating, they must surely have good reasons.For example, if they are Jehovah’s Witnesses, your parents would want you to date only a fellow believer ▪ I’m attracted to someone who doesn’t share my faith.
▪ I would like to go out with a fellow Christian, even though I’m too young to marry.
You probably know what your parents would say about these statements.
“I was convinced that if I dated him, I could make him learn to love Jehovah,” she says. Why They Do It Some youths pair off at an early age. The natural attraction of the opposite sex and a dose of peer pressure“Probably they’re scared of what their parents will say,” says Jeffrey, in Britain. “They know their parents would not approve,” he says, “so they don’t tell them.” A girl in Australia named Jane points out another possibility. “If you feel that you’re not being treated like the young adult you think you are, you decide that you’re going to do what you want and just not tell your parents.
“I have seen children with boyfriends and girlfriends at 10 or 11! Keeping it a secret is easy.” Of course, the Bible commands you to obey your parents.
And if you have a friend who is dating secretly, do not share in his or her course by helping to cover it up.
(1 Timothy ) After all, how would you feel if the relationship had harmful consequences? Suppose a friend who is diabetic is secretly eating sweets.
’” IF SOMEONE were attracted to made such a suggestion, how would you respond?
You might be surprised to learn that, at first, Jessica went along with Jeremy’s plan. First, let’s see how even an otherwise exemplary Christian youth like Jessica could unwittingly get caught in the snare of secret dating.
James, in Britain, says: “Once, a group of us were invited to meet at a location, only to discover that the whole thing had been set up so that two in the group could be together. “Dating without the intention of marriage is like advertising something you’re not selling,” says Evan, in the United States.