This is the second part of our twelve "TIPPS" for parents. Again, that's not a misspelled word. It's a dorky acronym for "Truths, Insights, Principles, and Practical Steps." I feel that all are important, but you will need to listen (to both the talk and to the Holy Spirit) to determine which ones are most relevant to your family.
Our desire is that you consider these things and pray about what God would have you to do. It is NOT to offer a strict and rigid policy or collection of rules for how every kid should approach dating and the opposite sex. I learned long ago that many people want formulas...but that walking in the will of God is rarely formulaic.
Special thanks goes out to Pastor Mark Driscoll for the inclusion of his two minute perspective on teens and dating. I didn't get his permission and I hope he doesn't sue me.
Enjoy the second part of our collection of "TIPPS."