(Ephesians 6:1) And if your parents object to your dating, they must have a good reason.
Still, don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking: ● I feel left out because everyone is dating except me.
Because of this, you’re more likely to fall into the trap of sexual immorality. And if deception is involved, you have good reason to be concerned. Indeed, “a false tongue” is listed prominently in the Bible among the things that he detests! Ending the Secrecy Certainly, you would do well to talk to your parents or a mature Christian adult about any secret relationship that you may be involved in.
At the same time, you may feel like a girl named Manami, who says: to be dating. ” Some in that situation have begun to date, hiding the matter from their parents. “We Were Told to Keep It a Secret” The very term “secret dating” suggests a measure of deception, and that’s just what it takes to make it work.
Some keep their dating secret by communicating primarily over the phone or the Internet.
’” Undue pressure from others can indeed be harmful.
(Song of Solomon 2:7) Therefore, at the initial stage of a relationship, some may well choose to be discreet.
Really, if you can’t be open about your dating, you should ask yourself Do you know in your heart that your parents would have valid reason to object?
“I Knew What I Had to Do” Jessica, mentioned at the outset, changed her mind about secretly dating Jeremy when she heard the experience of another Christian who was in a similar situation. Dating secretly betrays the trust of your parents and undermines the very foundation of your relationship with the one you’re dating. If I am dating a fellow Christian secretly, I will ․․․․․ If a friend of mine is dating secretly, I will ․․․․․ What I would like to ask my parent(s) about this subject is ․․․․․ WHAT DO YOU THINK?“After hearing how she broke off the relationship,” Jessica says, “I knew what I had to do.” Was breaking up easy? “This was the only boy I had ever really liked,” Jessica says. ● Look back at the three situations highlighted in bold type on page 22. ● How can you address the matter without dating secretly?“I cried every day for several weeks.” Yet, Jessica knew that she loved Jehovah. ● If you knew that a friend was dating secretly, how would you deal with the situation, and why would you choose to do it that way? Yes, going back to school and seeing that boy every day was hard.Several girls had tried to start a relationship with him, but he wasn’t interested in them.He liked only me.” Before long, Jeremy asked Jessica out.What would be your greatest concern—covering up for your friend or taking action that could possibly save his or her life?