PREPARING YOUR DAUGHTER FOR FUTURE HAPPINESS It is our job as parents to help our daughters make smart choices about whom to date and to teach them how to identify the difference between the thrill of attraction and the stability of attachment.The ideal time for discussing these issues is before your daughter even begins…Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.Philippians 2:3-5 When we talk to kids about dating, we can help them set the biblical standard of considering another person’s interest above themselves, and that love means wanting the very best for that person. He is kind, good-looking, smart, and a great soccer player. David has Jesus Christ living inside him by the power of the Holy Spirit.When kids exclusively date at an early age, they set themselves up for easily breaking the "Purity Code".Youth workers and parents can help create a culture with teenagers that embraces the inclusive dating concept.
Here's a family devotional guide on the Book of Esther that addresses this very issue (includes resources for younger kids).
' I will bend down and kindly respond, encouraging his wisdom."On the surface, it seems sweet and respectful, and like she is making the point that it is boys' and men's responsibility to manage their own reactions to woman's bodies. She's not teaching him to manage his own reactions to women's nudity.
She's teaching him that women's nudity is POWERFUL, so powerful, in fact, that it should be covered, always, or avoided at all costs. "In this day and age it is hard to know if we should even take our children to shopping malls anymore.
If you are providing at least some time when kids can hang out and talk, that’s really all you need to do. Still, typically, there will be some students who are shy or haven’t yet developed the social skills necessary to initiate a conversation with a person of the opposite sex.
So, from time to time, consider including some structured time for kids of both sexes to talk in small groups or one-on-one.