The world of dating can be confusing enough without all kinds of conflicting messages reaching out to Christian teens today.
Yet, Christians are supposed to live to a higher standard.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by, Bill reminisced about the teenage daughter he had just picked up from band practice.
He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
You can go through the list of females in your neighbourhood to browse through their pictures.
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.
Here are some books that can help teens guide their dating lives with biblical principles, wisdom, and a focus on God.
Bringing a fresh approach to dating relationships, Eric and Leslie Ludy tell their story and show how true love can bring satisfying fulfillment and romance to Christian teens that are faced with the cheap, sensual passion promoted by the world around them.
Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.
Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.
Francine tells the story of Angel, a young girl sold into prostitution and hardened by years of abuse. But as one who really struggles with the sinful temptation to listen to shame and let it silence me, I can say that many of the messages we hear are fluff. They are devoid of any power to truly slay the spiritual force of darkness behind ungodly shame…
I can’t remember the last time I read a fictional book but Francine Rivers? Oh my goodness, it truly is a must read, fiction or not. She stays for awhile, then leaves him to return to prostitution. Until finally, she runs so far that Michael Hosea can’t possibly find her. and unless you’re a brick wall will move you to tears in doing so. Just in case that person exists, I’ll give a quick summary: Childhood of grief. When shame has it’s nasty tentacles deep in your spirit, you don’t need some humanistic “You’re good enough! I know our current Christian culture loves to give these empty accolades and tells us to just believe these pithy little statements about ourselves and we’ll be okay.
Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.