They should avoid boy-girl single-dating relationships’” (“Policies and Procedures,” Jan. “Young people should still limit the close contacts for several years, since the boy will be going on his mission when he is 19 years old.
You will do well to grow up as children, associating with both girls and boys for those first years.
We're not here to talk about STDs and teen pregnancy. because we know that something more than the physical has taken place.
There must never be any sex of any kind prior to marriage” (“Marriage—The Proper Way,” “Every boy should have been saving money for his mission and be free from any and all entanglements so he will be worthy. , he should feel free to begin to get acquainted and to date. Through group associations, they become more interesting people.
After my first book came out—a memoir, documenting my own somewhat toxic evangelical youth—people kept asking me, “What should we be doing differently with our teens? I still don’t really know, and I’ve been around the whole thing long enough to know that there’s no formula, no exact equation.
But I think there are some problematic messages I learned growing up in church that we’re communicating to our youth still today.
Start with Scripture The goal of a youth Bible lesson is to help students engage with the Word of God.
You want to teach them God's truths and how the Bible can relate to their life today.