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How old should someone be before they start dating? What should their mindset be?

Key Points:

  • What’s the point in dating right now? It’s unlikely you’ll end up with someone you date in high school; that’s just the fact of the matter!
  • What will you give up? You’ll likely end up spending a lot more time than you might think hanging out with your boyfriend or girlfriend instead of studying, training at sports or music, and building into your close friendships.
  • Does this person meet your standards? This has a lot to do with your mindset in dating. If you’re looking to meet someone you could marry, it’s important to learn what your standards are so you don’t waste your time and energy dating someone who will never make the cut.

Quote This:

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?  What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?

See Also: Dating, Parenting

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. In your opinion, what’s the point in dating right now? Explain.
  3. What will you give up by dating? What have you noticed your friends have given up? 
  4. Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-15. What do you think this passage is saying? Why is there danger to dating someone who isn’t a Christian, even as a teenager?
  5. Do the people you date (or want to date) meet your standards? What are your standards?
  6. What are some other challenges people face in dating when they are Christians? What will you do to safeguard yourself from those challenges?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.