(Jude 18-21)Churches, ministries, leaders, teachers, and parents should be offering solutions to the sexual quandary of dating that is corrupting the culture of society.
There is so much sexual/lust pollution filtering through all the different forms of media today that the practice of having sexual relations (dating) at the age of fourteen seems almost normal.
They said to you, In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.
These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
I must also mention that just because you are dating someone that does not mean that you should sleep with them (see my blog here). The way I see it is that I would rather go out on a date with someone, with no expectations and get to know them to see if they are someone that I would even consider going out on a second date with before I enter into a courtship.
Some women have been on one date and knew automatically that this was their husband to be and began courting. I need to talk to you, to get to know you, and to determine if I even like spending five minutes with you before I determine if I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
There were several learning experiences that came from dating that shaped me into the person I am today.
And for me personally I would not take that back for anything. Many of them were between 18-25 and openly admitted that they did not want to court nor did they want to get married at their current age.
I have heard many courting stories of Christian women stating that this is the way they meant their husband.
But I am also not against dating and I feel like dating can be good for you.
Teenagers are getting pregnant at the age of twelve!