No matter how much they say they dislike their parents, they need their emotional support for success.
They desperately need full emotional tanks in order to feel the security and self-confidence they must have to cope with peer pressure and other demands of adolescent society.
(Not really so different from our own needs, right?
) What piece of encouragement would you offer a teen?
Satan bombards her with images of "normal relationships" that contradict God's Word.
Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.
You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. Here are six dating tips to help you keep your head during this exciting time.
The boy came in and met your parents; he paid for dinner; and you were home by p.m.
Here are just a few of Lindsee’s truths: God is the author of your story, not you. Beauty really is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. In a world of social networking, we can hide behind our computer, our phones, or our i Pads. Refrain from posting things online that you wouldn’t say to someone in person.
That is so much easier said than lived out, but it is the Gospel truth. Passive-aggressiveness (posting something for all to see when you only mean it for one to see) is not attractive. You may not know what the Lord is calling you to do today, and that’s okay. Be friends with those younger than you, older than you and in the same season as you. Make a plan, but keep in mind that you can make all the plans in the world, but the Lord is the one who directs each of our steps. As adults, it can be easy to brush aside the challenges of those teen years, forgetting our own struggles during that time of life.
Good news: Your teenager can maintain healthy, God-honoring relationships. You have the power to redefine dating for your teenager, using strategies that can help you and your teen to navigate relational waters.
Long before the first date, teach your child about dating.