Dating or waiting for teenagers
Cons: Just making the blanket demand can make it easy for teens to rebel or go too far without understanding.
Teens may also not understand what to do when they end up in a tempting situation.
Cons: The other couple may not share the same values as your Christian teen.
They may encourage inappropriate activity or leave early.
Pros: Going on a date with another couple helps hold your teen responsible and resist temptation.
Christian teens face a lot of the same temptations as other young people, so having friends there can be helpful.
While setting rules is a good idea, it is important for parents to think through the rules that they do set.
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.