Godly principles on teenage dating
" I like what John Piper says in his book : "The fire of lust's pleasures must be fought with the fire of God's pleasures.
If we try to fight the fire of lust with prohibitions and threats alone - even the terrible warnings of Jesus - we will fail.
You must date and marry a believer if you want God to bless your relationship. It seems like everyone these days is either having sex or at least talking about every detail of their sex lives.
But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage).
Years ago, Jesus met a woman who had persistently tried to find meaning from her relationships with men.
Jesus told her He could give her living water that would quench her thirst forever.
It takes time to see if someone has what it takes to be a mate for life. But make no mistake about it, dating is serious business. Because everything rides on who you decide to date and marry.
If you're rushing things, then you're playing Russian Roulette with your love life. That's why you can't afford to get in too big a hurry to tie the knot.