Seventeen years later with seven children, we are happy and thriving, so I need to clarify what I mean when I say that I am opposed to teenagers dating…
Prior to our modern conception of dating, which arose in the 20th century, says King, a family was much more involved in identifying a spouse and arranging a marriage.
Yet in today’s more autonomous relationships, dating can be a valuable experience for potential spouses, when rightly understood and practiced, says King.
According to Pew, a third of those between 26 and 33 have a four-year college degree, the highest in U. “But one day I might be 50 saying ‘Hey there’s no rush.’” Chance Keith, 22, a member of St.
Joseph Church in Conway who attends the University of Central Arkansas, said a lot of his friends have felt anxiety about not yet finding “the one God is calling them to.” “I find a lot of peace through dating and through trusting God in this process,” Keith said.
Ed, the Life Teen Core Team and several parents put together the following resources to help parents and teens discern how appropriate it would be for a teen to date.