They may encourage inappropriate activity or leave early.

Pros: Dating that occurs in public places prevents temptation from getting the better of teenagers. Cons: Just saying that the dating has to occur in public places does not necessarily ensure that the people around your Christian teen will hold him or her accountable.

Also, teens sometimes don't stay in one place for an entire date.

It can intervene if it sees worrying trends or serious matters of concern. A link to our customer service arrangements is provided here.

Many parents set rules for their Christian teens about dating.

Also, try to meet the other couples so that you can feel more comfortable about your teen associating with him or her.

Pros: Letting your teen know that you expect purity is important to tell your teen.

While setting rules is a good idea, it is important for parents to think through the rules that they do set.

Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.

If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.