We're going to make mistakes

Church youth group lessons on dating

Breaking up a romantic relationship is always painful, but if the couple has been involved sexually, the breaking up is ten times worse. They get married and sooner or later discover the real person they married. He loves them so much that He gave His only Son to die for them.

He gave His only Son that we might have an exciting, abundant life. That is a parent decision.

Teach them that holding hands in and of itself is not wrong, but that it is the best principle and formality to have on a youth group trip. For others, there might not be any. God loves them because God is love. They are bonding and becoming emotionally glued together.

You'd never compare it to someone who broke their arm once. Real love will wait for the right time and right circumstances. Some last a few minutes while others are determined to wait.

You'd never compare it to

Often they are frantically trying to find someone who shows an interest in them. Have this rule and communicate it to the students and leaders. She ended up talking to us about her sex life. They always will take you further, so in this area, I set the standard pretty high on youth functions.

Real love will wait for

Dating can produce animosities. So many times I've met Christian teens who are dating someone they know they would never marry. Single dating can come later.