Wisdom in Dating
Use the following thoughts and questions to have a spiritual conversation as a family. Don’t emphasize having the right answer, but focus on spending time discussing the Word as a family.
We are on week three or our Love Life series. This week we covered Wisdom in dating. This lesson looked different from our usual ones. We covered wisdom in dating, some practical do’s and don’ts, and most of all having community and wisdom from others most of all you, parents. Love is great buts its not this magical thing that just leads to happily ever after. Relationship take work, and it's not what will make you whole or happy.
We read through Mark 12:28-30, and use the questions as a starting point for discussion with your students.
- Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, talk through what this means, especially about who we chose to “like” or even date.
- How can you you have accountability and community when you have a romantic relationship? (Great chance to talk about how you, parents, can create a safe place to talk about crushes, dating, and other romantic questions).
- What were some of the basic to wise dating we talked about? What stood out to you the most?
- Do you want to be dating now? Why or why not?
Parent this is a great time to talk through family expectations on dating. Things like what age, group dates or going out alone, and other expectation. For teenagers, the concept of dating usually produces fear, excitement, and frustration—often all at once. Take this conversation easy, if it's awkward for you its way more awkward for your student. But these conversation are so important. We are praying for you.
FOR KEEPS [MEMORY VERSE]
Encourage and/or challenge your teenagers to memorize the Scripture below.
- Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, (1 Corinthians 13:4, NASB)
- We love, because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19, NASB)
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