It takes far more maturity than most 12- to 16-year-olds have to see that words and actions need to match.Train your teen to look for outward qualities that indicate inner character, like a good reputation at school, a self-controlled mouth, and wise driving habits, to name just a few.When a child can date Giving a child the privilege of spending time with a member of the opposite sex is a freedom that is based upon our judgment of how responsible we deem this child to be. Is he strong enough to withstand peer pressure in a boy-girl situation?
Realizing now where this conversation was headed, she rolled her eyes. When our girls do spend time with a boy, it’s in a group, not one on one.
In junior high, teens don’t have the discernment to know if a friend really is a Christian.
They believe that if the child says he is a Christian, then he is.
That’s why it’s so important for our teens to wait to date.
Spiritual and emotional maturity can only come with time.