Christian youth lesson on dating
God’s word gives us criteria for dating and marriage, although singleness is also a calling.
Philippians 2:3-5 When we talk to kids about dating, we can help them set the biblical standard of considering another person’s interest above themselves, and that love means wanting the very best for that person. He is kind, good-looking, smart, and a great soccer player. David has Jesus Christ living inside him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Parents and youth workers can play an important role in equipping kids to navigate the dating years.
Here are some things we can do: Far too many Christian adolescents don’t have a clue that there is a better way to relate to the opposite sex than what the world shows us. This means that we are called to treat the opposite sex with a special kind of respect because Christ lives within them.
Who remembers how Jesus responded to the Samaritan woman at the well (in consideration of her sexual sin)?
We need to remember to follow Jesus’ example by sharing the gospel and living as a “light” in the world of sinful darkness.” Remind students to base their beliefs about homosexuality on the truth of the bible and not on popular or cultural opinions. Also, we need to respect our parents’ thoughts concerning the appropriate time to date and who to date.