When is she too young?

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jogri17

Puritan Board Junior
lets make the situation a bit more complicated. A 14 year old and a 21 year old. Many of us would call that discusting however I just explained the situation of Jonathan Edwards and his feelings for Sarah. Here is how I would do it if I were a father (still single here but looking :)) and pastor:

1. Respect the laws whereever you are.
2. No Christian parents should permit their child to start dating unless he or she is able to give a credible profession of Faith and is able to reasonably articulate both the law and the gospel. You prepare your child for the opposite sex starting from day 1 not as soon as they start showing interest... too late then
3. If your child is an unbeliever do not permit them to date a believer and the same thing goes the other way around.
4. Ideally this person should be a MEMBRE of a local church. Talk with his pastor especially if he is not of the same confession (one body of Christ so I think its ok)
5. Encourage them to be thinking about marriage but not just with whosoever he or she is dating. Encourage them to think ''do you think God would have him or her the parent of my grandchildren and your children?''.
6. Parents ought to be able to get together and strategize how they can best help encourage them to keep Christ the center of all things.
7. At the beginning limit it to group settings and after a period of time or maturity it's accept to allow them to be alone however I would suggest public places are the best. At the end of the day if both really want to do something sinful nothing you can do can stop them. If they are old enough to date you ought to be able to trust God's sanctifying grace in them at this point.

those are my thoughts.
 

awretchsavedbygrace

Puritan Board Sophomore
Im 20 years of age, and I am courting a 25 year old. I will be 21 in July and she will be 26 in August. I am entering a radiology program this year and plan to be married in 2-3 years. Just thought I'd share my story :D
 

PresbyDane

Puritanboard Doctor
Im 20 years of age, and I am courting a 25 year old. I will be 21 in July and she will be 26 in August. I am entering a radiology program this year and plan to be married in 2-3 years. Just thought I'd share my story :D
Well thanks for sharing and will be :pray2: for you to
 
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