Christian dating age
“I want, want, want to be with this person who likes me so much.” It’s a frightening power to watch because of how blinding it is to wisdom, Scripture, and Christ, and how it has such long-term implications. This is true for people in their twenties and thirties and forties. ” I assume what Josh is asking about is young men and women in their teenage years like fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen years old doing things together one on one because they especially like each other.
I don’t assume that teenagers are any more equipped than these folks in their maturity and life experience to encounter that kind of power and risk. So that’s the meaning of dating I’m assuming he has.
That’s not as true today in America as it once was. The second thing I want to say about the older generation (my generation perhaps) is that many parents today who did marry quite early would still counsel young people today not to pair off in dating relationships during high school.
In other words, it doesn’t follow that because godly people you know married early, that dating early is a good idea. Whether you see dating at age fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen as wise will depend partly on your view of sexual relations, partly on your view of the meaning of dating, and partly on your view of the relative maturity of teenagers.
” Before I say anything about dating in high school today, let me say a couple of things about the older generations that he may be talking about.
Once upon a time, young people married much more commonly at age seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, or even earlier in some cultures.
And he wants to show the world where to find happiness through your joy in him now.He is author of more than 50 books, including John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.He is author of more than 50 books, including Is dating in high school harmful? “Hi, Pastor John, my name is Josh, and I’m a high school student. Most people who I value as close friends and God loving people say that it’s mostly pointless and dumb to date in high school.I was just rereading a letter I wrote to Noël from seminary three months before we were married. What makes it so great is that God has blessed it with an appointed and thrilling consummation called marriage.Good night, I had forgotten how massively I loved her in a powerfully sexual and romantic way. If you turn that process into a high school pastime with revolving relationships, you are robbing yourself of the very best you can have.