Ten questions to teen [professing] Christians in a dating relationship {or teens thinking about dating}

September 11, 2008

10.) Do your parents know and particularly, your father? [If so, how do they feel?]

9.) What is your relationship like with your parents? [Are you close or do you have good fellowship?]

8.) What is your born-again experience? [If you believe yourself to be a Christian, what does the term ‘born-again’ in John 3 mean to you?]

7.) Are you ready for marriage (spiritually, financially, emotionally)? [If not, to the male, what is your reason for pursuing a relationship? To the female, what is your reason for accepting?]

6.) Do you attend church regularly?

5.) Do you understand the practice of church discipline? [i.e. the explanation in Matthew 18]

4.) Does your church allow teen dating relationships?

3.) What is your understanding of the Word of God? [How do you interpret Scripture and do you believe that it is God’s infallible and inerrant Word?]

2.) Do you believe you would be a good mother or father at this point in your life?

1.) Do you believe your relationship glorifies God?

This is clearly not an exhaustive effort as a book could be written on the subject. They are serious questions to consider and should be fairly easy to answer as each are tied into one another, creating a domino effect.

And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.”
Luke 18:18-23

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