Although I don’t agree with everything he says, Voddie Baucham’s words are worth hearing when it comes to the issue of dating:

Modern American dating is no more than glorified divorce practice.  Young people are learning how to give themselves away in exclusive, romantic, highly committed (at times sexual) relationships, only to break up and do it all over again.  God never intended for His kids to live like this.  And instead of stepping in and doing something, many Christian parents simply view these types of relationships as a normal and necessary part of growing up.  Unless your child is wiser than Solomon, stronger than Samson, and more godly than David (all of whom sinned sexually), they are susceptible to sexual sin, and these premature relationships serve as open invitations.

(Taken from Voddie’s book, Family Driven Faith)

What’s your view on dating?  Do you agree with Voddie?  How will you respond when your kids get older and desire to date?  Give me some feedback as I’m a father of two girls and forming my convictions on this issue with my wife. 

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