Everyone passes through the age of adolescence. At this stage, the individual begins to think about his or her own self and also about the future. It is a high time of growing. There is no more dependency on the parents. It is a stage where a person is capable of taking care of themselves, and also of others.
A teenager loves to do various activities at this stage of life, and dating is one such activity. Because of dating, young boys and girls are able to get familiar with different personalities. They are able to observe one another under diverse situations.
Dating also has various other advantages, such as having a good time with a person you adore, and being socially accepted. One gets a time to share views with that someone special in their life during dating.
There are a number of things which a teenager remains doubtful about when he or she begins to date. Obviously the very first date leads to the rising of both excitement, as well as much nervousness.
There are no specific dating rules and regulations for Christian singles. But there are certain instructions given in the Bible that a Christian is expected to fulfill.
Sometimes a question mark is put against dating situations due to the choices of places and recreation methods. The beginning of a relationship can be made really well, if a chosen date shares the same moral standards and values that are possessed by the other person. It must always be remembered while on a date, that both of you are normal human beings, with human desires. These desires are made to bring joy and fulfillment, but God has put limitations on the time when these desires must be fulfilled. Otherwise it will be considered as a sin.
According to Christian dating rules, it is not recommended to go alone on a date very often. This is because isolation makes it easy for Satan to do his job. He can easily break you down. That is why double dating is advised. It really proves helpful in prolonged as well as steady dating. Time, and increasing familiarity with the person, can force you to break down your defenses.
In the case where there is a mutual respect, then there will not be any such desire, as they both will be aware of their limitations. Always remember that mutual understanding is a two way street.
Instead of going into the very details, the only thing that teenagers are required to keep in mind is that dating is essential, but it also constitutes only a small part of total life. It is very similar to icing, which is important but only in a small quantity. Frequent dating will be very much like a cake with too much icing.
So youngsters should live their life, but dating must be kept in balance. This is so that it does not intervene with your duties towards God and your commitments towards your family, school and also to yourself.