Some parents may feel comfortable allowing a mature, responsible seventeen- or eighteen-year-old to go out on individual dates.It's their call, of course, but here again we believe it's crucial that mom and dad know their child's dating partner and his or her parents well.His passion for the word of God and for Christ our Savior is evident. He’s written a wonderful book on Warfield’s theology. And that’s come through not only in our conversation but also in our emails recently.Here’s an example of why Fred’s a man after my own heart: Daddy’s Rules for Dating His Daughters Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up. Posted by Jared @ pm CDT Filed under: Family, Parenting 1. I don't care if you're a "good Christian boy." I was one of those too. I'm going to ask you specific, heart-testing questions about your spiritual affections, your daily devotional life, your idols, your disciplines, and the like. You will think you can fool me, and you likely have fooled many other dads who didn't pay much attention to their daughters' suitors, but I will be on you like Bourne on that guy whose neck he broke. If he understands what I'm saying, that bodes well for you. If the guy doesn't have anything to worry about, it should be no problem for someone to have access to his search history. It also makes sense that I wouldn't want a man who is being taught by a woman pastor, because it's unlikely that he is being taught to be a leader in the way that I think the Bible instructs. By seeking God and not women they will be preparing to be husbands. I have made some of my comments in red : So You Want to Date My Daughter? If he thinks I'm a crazy person, you fail the test and won't get to date her. And there has to be accountability by someone who will actually call you out on it. I've met great kids from disaster-type parents and disaster kids from great parents. I believe the Bible teaches that men are to be the providers and the leaders, so it makes sense that I would want the guy to have a job and be responsible with his money, and to think enough of my daughter to want to pay for her on their dates. The distraction of dating is removed allowing them to focus on knowing God, not knowing the popular girl in school.
Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips.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.appropriate and encourage their children to follow Josh Harris's "courtship" model.Others feel that dating can be a positive experience for teens provided they are mature enough and the parents know and trust the dating partner. I don't think it's my job to know what he checks in his phone. But you pay for meals, movies, outings, whatever else. If he understands what I'm saying, that bodes well for you. God told Hosea to marry a prostitute , Esther married King Xerxes . While I agree that God's will needs to be done, I think our children need instruction and guidance in order to be able to know what God's will IS. If your pastor is a woman, why I am talking to you, again?