Tell your teen that you will talk about dating when he or she is ____ years old.Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.Pros: Dating that occurs in public places prevents temptation from getting the better of teenagers. Cons: Just saying that the dating has to occur in public places does not necessarily ensure that the people around your Christian teen will hold him or her accountable.Also, teens sometimes don't stay in one place for an entire date.
Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.
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.
Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.