Rules dating my teenage daughter
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.
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.
Cons: Demanding that your child waits until marriage to have sex without explaining why may backfire.
If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.
While all of these rules are appropriate, it will be easier for your teen to follow your rules if they understand where the rules come from.
Don't just cite Scripture -- explain how it applies.
The Solution: Spend some time discussing sex with your teen so that he or she understands why God wants teens to wait until marriage.
Having a clear understanding of why they should wait can help teens make better decisions.