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What does the Bible teach re: teenage dating?

I don't see the point of allowing teens to date. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but I think dating should be reserved for those who are considering marriage.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Apr. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (15)
  • i agree

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 10:50 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • How are you going to know if that is really the person you want to spend the rest of your life with if you don't date? I mean honestly, Would you rather have your teenager go on a few useless dates with someone they aren't going to marry or have them live a life of misery with someone who they are not truly compatible with or having to get divorced later on down the line?

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 10:55 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Dating does not = sex. Dating could lead to great friendships and great life lessons.No one wants to think about marriage on the 1st,2nd or any date really..How can anyone know they wanna marry someone by just a few dates?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Nothing and if you don't allow them to date they don't get the experience of how to treat a girl while in a relationship.I have seen people who weren't allowed to date and they become over jealous are always fighting and a few guys I know have no idea what spousal abuse is or how to control their temper.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 11:02 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • basically it just teaches about relationships, and no premarital sex. it discusses marriage, but i don't recall anything about actual courtship, etc. i think dating should always be done in the sense that it COULD lead to marriage, but as long as you don't treat it as more than a romantic friendship, there shouldn't be a problem biblically speaking.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:13 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Well, technically when the Bible was written a girl would have been married off before she went too far into her teen years. Also, I don't think anyone got to date like we do know because the marriages were arranged. So there isn't much Biblically on dating. Just a big "no" on sex before marriage.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • it was courtship back then.. the jews did things very differenly and children as young as a yr old are taught that marriage is beautiful and sex is precious. How they are taught is by every wedding they attend. it is a family affair and no they dont WATCH sex but after the couple had sex in the chambers there is usually blood on the sheet and when they were done they threw the sheet over the curtians and that is when the party began but before that there was courtship and neither were left alone everywhere they went. Back then sex was never a dirty thing not to be spoken of ..children would ask what is that when they saw the sheet and the parents took the opportunity to teach them. Unlike now a days sex has be perverted is so many ways its become sickening. ( not that it is but you get the idea)

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:03 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • You don't consider throwing a bloodied sheet (proving the girls virginity)over the window for all the town to see perverted? At least now-a-days it's become a PRIVATE affair and it is no one's business but your own.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:18 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • how do you know what you want in a husband or wife if you don't date? As a teenager you can learn to expelled the not so good things in a person, and focus on the good qualities you do like and want in a life long partner. As a teenager it is much easier to accept and sort through what you want and don't want. Like try outs for college. Obviously they aren't adult enough to know exactly what they want, but by being able to choose, they can eliminate some of what they KNOW they don't want, and focus more on what they do want. Once you hit college level, you focus more on the Majors, and by the time College is over you are ready for a career. (Dating is little different). If you are wait to do this as an adult.. then there are a lot of bumps that come up during your schooling, that put things on the back burner. cont.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:53 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • If you wait to date, your already going to have a plate full of other things youare focusing on. Once your plate is full, it is hard to focus on what you want or need in a relationship or a partner. Making it harder and taking longer to finding a partner, let along a successful partnership. Especially when you never even entered the minors. You have to start from scratch then, and a lot of adults don't have the time to do this, in order to focus on the majors.

    Lets not even get into the time it takes to build a relationship, the gives and the takes and compromising that is needed for a successful Marriage. WIthout having dating, you'll have no known tools on how to build up such a relationship. That takes trial and error, which they will be sorely lacking in.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:56 AM on Apr. 24, 2010