Therefore, as parents, how can you tell if your son or daughter is ready to date?
Our parents struggled with this same question, especially after my (Michael’s) first serious date as a sophomore in high school.
Our date started off slow, and by the time we reached the restaurant, we’d spoken a total of three words.
Thinking that we could deal with the silence if we had food to eat, Stacey and I went to the salad bar.
It’s possible that I wasn’t prepared, but before that night my family and I did something that helped me make a wise decision about dating.Instead, dating readiness should be the result of a teenager displaying certain internal character qualities.Several months before I had asked Stacey out, my parents had agreed that I’d demonstrated the necessary integrity according to our contract.Then, write them into the contract in such a way that you can readily identify them. Furthermore, considering the temptations that come with dating, it’s important for teenagers not to dishonor someone, especially sexually. What we did is the same thing that other families can do to help determine if their teenagers are ready to begin dating as well.