Pros: Letting your teen know that you expect purity is important to tell your teen.
The Solution: Spend some time discussing sex with your teen so that he or she understands why God wants teens to wait until marriage.
Having a clear understanding of why they should wait can help teens make better decisions.
Cons: Just making the blanket demand can make it easy for teens to rebel or go too far without understanding.
Teens may also not understand what to do when they end up in a tempting situation.
Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.
Here are some of the most common dating rules and how they can be used most effectively to guide teens through the world of dating: Pros: You can set an age where most teens have a good maturity level and are able to think independently.Cons: Demanding that your child wait until marriage to have sex without explaining why may backfire.Using a punishment approach (the infamous, "If you have sex, you will go to Hell" approach) may only make your teen more curious.The Solution: You can set the rule, but also leave it open for your approval. Don't grill him or her about their faith, but get to know him or her to evaluate whether or not you think this teen shares your child's values.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.Cons Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.